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Rookie Watch: Goodley Seeks Roster Spot With Receiver, Return Skills

(Editor's Note: With the offseason practices now complete, the Cowboys will take some downtime before departing for training camp on July 28. Until then, let's focus on some of the more unknown rookies on this team, fighting for a roster spot. Today's featured player is wide receiver Antwan Goodley.)

Name: Antwan Goodley
Position: Wide Receiver
College: Baylor
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 220
Acquired: Undrafted Free Agent

Jersey Number: 85

Collegiate Career:Goodley started 30 of 48 games in four seasons for the Bears, catching 150 passes for 2,366 yards and 21 touchdowns that placed him fourth all-time at Baylor. As a junior and senior (2013-2014) he was an elite option in Art Briles' offense as Baylor went 22-4. Goodley's best season was 2013 when he caught 13 touchdown passes. He also was a kick return threat, averaging 23.0 yards on 45 returns with no scores.

Did You Know?Goodley was a first-team All-American in 2013 as Baylor reached its first BCS Bowl game in school history.

2015 Outlook:Baylor has become a receiver pipeline of sorts for the Cowboys. Terrance Williams was drafted in the third round in 2013 and developed into a solid starter. Goodley doesn't have Williams' size, but he's an excellent athlete with playmaking ability. The Cowboys have an opening at backup receiver/returner now that Dwayne Harris is a Giant. Goodley's competing with four other undrafted wideouts for presumably the fifth spot on the depth chart behind Dez Bryant, Williams, Cole Beasley and 2014 fifth-round pick Devin Street.[embeddedad0]

Scout's Take:

  • When he plants his outside foot, he can explode inside on the slant. Will take his routes underneath and make the catch. Able to adjust to low ball.
  • Used on vertical routes.
  • There are snaps where he drops some simple passes. His lack of height hurts him when he has to adjust to the ball that goes outside of his catching radius.
  • Doesn't always separate in routes. Times where you do see him trap the ball along his body

- Bryan Broaddus

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