Charles Godfrey Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'1 - 208 lbs.|
2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Charles Godfrey, CB, Iowa
Charles Godfrey will turn out to be a diamond in the rough for some NFL franchise. Godfrey, a senior from Iowa, is one of the bigger cornerback prospects in the country. At 6'1" and 208 lbs., Godfrey has the size and strength to jam receivers at the line, even at the next level. He was voted 2nd team All Big Ten by the coaches this season, after registering 65 tackles, 5 INTs and 9 passes broken up. Godfrey has put together a really good senior campaign, despite having to cover some of the Big Ten's best receivers like Devin Thomas, Dorien Bryant, Arrelious Benn, and James Hardy. Godfrey is not only big and strong, but has tremendous speed. He probably won't run the fastest 40 at the combine, but he's as fast in pads as most in the country. Godfrey has notched 193 tackles in his four years with the Hawkeyes. His sound open field tackling was developed during his time playing special teams as a freshman and starting at free safety as a sophomore. Godfrey shows great ball skills while in coverage and is great in run support. His experience at multiple positions, along with his strength and speed, should help him find himself amongst the top tier of cornerbacks in this draft. Charles Godfrey attended the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, with mixed results. Reports say Godfrey had trouble turning and running with faster receivers and was likely more suited to a Cover 2 scheme. Godfrey recorded 2 tackles during the actual game. He needs a good showing at the combine and/or Iowa's pro day to solidify his third to fourth round status. Charles Godfrey really helped himself at Iowa's pro day. He managed to quiet concern over his recovery speed by running a 4.38 40 yard dash in Iowa City. Godfrey also helped himself by registering a 37 1/2 inch vertical leap. He got to show scouts that he has the tools to blanket receivers in coverage. His tackling is still a small concern, but Godfrey has likely worked himself into the bottom of round two or the top of round three.
Last Updated Apr-02-2008 by Randall Weida
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