On Wednesday, Marc Sessler of NFL.com named his All-Under-25 Team in the NFL right now. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin was the only Bucs player listed.
Long before Tom Brady ventured south, Godwin shape-shifted into a whirlwind for secondaries to ponder. Bucs coach Bruce Arians crystal-balled a big year for Godwin last offseason, saying: “I think [he’s] going to be close to a 100-catch guy.” Close, indeed, with 86 grabs for 1,333 yards (third among all wideouts last season) and nine touchdowns. All of this came with veteran receiver Mike Evans gobbling up a 67/1,157/8 line of his own for a Tampa offense set to explode with Brady and Rob Gronkowski added to the lineup.
Last season, Godwin ranked in the top five among all wide receivers in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns while playing 14 games. Not only is he the best wide receiver younger than 25, but he is also one of the top wide receivers in the NFL.
1,333 receiving yards, nine TDs.— NFL (@NFL) March 7, 2020
Chris Godwin went OFF for the @Buccaneers in 2019. @CGtwelve_ pic.twitter.com/J0U3DGcoRI
Godwin will have Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski alongside him this season as well. Godwin, Gronkowski, and Mike Evans will be a scary site in the entire NFL. Plus with Brady getting all his receivers involved, all three of these guys will be getting the ball a lot.