Luka, on 30 August 2013 - 07:30 AM, said:
His eye? I am more worried about his stone hands.
I gotta' admit, I had a Roscoe flashback on that play. Tiny receiver lays out for the ball, falls down, breaks his slender lady wrist...out for 6 weeks. Glad to hear he is alright because falling down is something that he needs to be able to survive at the NFL level.
Small, fast guys rarely make good over-the-top threats because the further the ball is thrown downfield the statistically less likely it is to be catchable. A guy like Goodwin can catch up to an overthrown ball but when he gets there he has a very small catching radius. I think until proven otherwise, as you mentioned his hands are a concern. There are rare occasions where a small acrobatic guy like Steve Smith can have a large catch radius despite his size, but Goodwin is a straight line athlete. His game is get me the ball and let me make a straight dash for the endzone.