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Johanthon Goddard Highlight Video...

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by InmanRoshi, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    If you've ever watched a Marshall game, you know this is one of those guys who gets his name called by the announcers 15 times a game. 3-4 OLB, finished the year with 16 sacks (1st in the NCAA). 20 TFL's (2nd in NCAA), 5 forced fumbles (2nd in the NCAA). He had a very nice combine, and ran a fast time (4.58).

    It takes a while to load, and you'll probably want to zoom it to full screen. (right click->zoom->full screen)

    http://www.goddard50.com/highlights/highlights.html
  2. Dyluke

    Dyluke Member

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    cool video, thanks for the link
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I have had the pleasure of watching Goddard the last few years...he is a high motor never say die player.

    His height might sway some people away from him but I would love it if we got him later in the draft.

    OH and for those that think he just played against small teams while at marshall....they played Kansas State, Florida, Ohio State, Tennesee and Georgia.....they won the Kansas State game and besides florida they were in every other game with a chance to win them.....actually the game vs Ohio State this past season just helped add to the ledgend of Nugent as he had to kick a 53-55 yard FG in the closing seconds to win the game.
  4. k19

    k19 Active Member

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    he is definitely quick and has a nose for the call. i know he caused alot of problems for opposing tems last year. I wouldnt mind seeing him in the later rounds
  5. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    Man I'd love to grab Merriman or DJ with 11, Clayton or Williamson at 20, Blackstock in round 2, and this guy in round 4. What an LB corps we'd have!

    Goddard is QUICK off the corner. The QB snaps the ball and Goddard is in his face. That reminds me of how quick Haley was getting to the QB and the DL pressure the championship Bronco teams put on the QB.
    I had never seen Goddard play but man, his highlight reel is just as impressive as any of the top tier LBs, only slightly lesser competition.
  6. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Wow, I wouldn't have thought there were any prospects out there I hadn't heard of, but I never heard of Goddard... I like the 16 sacks, the 5 forced fumbles and the 40 time...

    Can you give me some idea of his size and weight??
  7. fishspill

    fishspill Active Member

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    #50 - Johnathan Goddard
    # Defensive End
    # 6-0, 245
    # Senior
    # Jacksonville, FL / Ed White HS

    2003 (Junior): Started all 12 games at defensive end, leading the team with 20.5 tackles for a loss and tied for the team lead with 6.5 sacks … recorded 68 total tackles, 43 of which were solo stops … second on the team with 11 quarterback hurries … tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles … tied his career-high with nine tackles at Western Michigan … recorded two sacks in the win over Ohio … recorded two fumble returns for touchdowns, a pivotal 84-yarder in the Herd’s historic win over sixth-ranked, and eventual Big 12 Champion, Kansas State, and a 40-yarder against Ohio … twice selected as Marshall’s Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Toledo and Ohio) … named the MAC East Defensive Player of the Week for the final week of the season.

    2002 (Sophomore): Started 12 games at defensive end, earning a reputation for his hard-nosed, aggressive style of play … tied for second on the team with 14.5 tackles for loss and was tied for third on the squad in passes broken up with 10 … led the team with 14 quarterback hurries … was named co-defensive player of the week for his efforts against Appalachian State … finished the season with 68 total stops.

    2001 (Freshman): Saw action in 11 games as a reserve defensive tackle … finished the year with 21 total tackles with two sacks … credited with four quarterback hurries and he blocked a kick in the win over Bowling Green … made a season-high six stops in the win over Central Michigan.

    2000: Redshirted, did not play.

    High School: Was a four-year letter winner at Ed White High … also lettered in baseball … named the 1999 Player of the Year in addition to being named All-State and All-Conference … was number one in Jacksonville in sacks.

    Personal: Full name is Johnathan Bruce Goddard … born on May 11, 1981 … son of Johnnie and Kathi Goddard … has three sisters, Angela (19), Kimberli (16) and Brittani (5), and one brother Thomas (12) … majoring in parks and leisure services.

    2004 stats
    GP Solo Ast Tot TFL/Yds Sack/Yds INT/Yds PBU QBH FF
    12 44 38 82 28.5-162 16.0-113 1-23 5 3 5

    *Sorry, couldn't align stats better
  8. ManicDepressiveMan

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    Before this year he was known as "Mr. Personal Foul" among those who followed Marshall football.

    The guy would absolutely crush people long after the whistle had blown.

    He finally got his head on straight this year and put up a monster year.

    They said he did real well in the agility drills at the combine and should be able to make the transition from undersized DE in college to LB in the pros.

    I look for him to go in fourth, but wouldn't be surprised if someone took a chance on him late in the third.
  9. hendog

    hendog Active Member

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    My word that boy is relentless.
  10. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    What a motor.....thanks for the link
  11. Hollywood Henderson

    Hollywood Henderson Benched

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    Sounds like a guy to keep our eyes on!
    We need QB KILLERS!
  12. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    Man I keep watching this video, I LOVE THIS KID!!!
    I love the way he refuses to be blocked. And he can do everything, gets to the qb, takes an INT back for a TD, always causing fumbles...he's like a cheaper version of DJ. Looks like he has good speed and agility and the guy just flies around...and i like the 'tude he brings. He could help make a defense nasty and we certainly could use that.
    I want this kid to be a 'Boy!!!!
    If we trade the 20 pick down and get a second and third....we need to grab Goddard with one of our seconds our third.
  13. TheHustler

    TheHustler Active Member

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    Wow. He certainly has a nose for the ball. What round is he supposed to go in?
  14. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Late 2nd to Early 4th.
  15. playit12

    playit12 New Member

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    Man I hate highlight vids that focus on just the hit. I wish they had showed the whole play so I could actually tell if he's any good.

    Did his guy just blow the coverage and invite him into the back field? Or did he blow past his guy with a bull rush or speed move? Does he play with good fundentals on the run game (blocking his hole, turning the run inside, blowing up blockers)? Can he chase down a player?

    These kinds of videos look good until you are trying to break down a player.

    Having said that, the one thing you can tell is that unlike DJ this guy knows how to tackle. He wraps the second he hits and he always hits at the center of the target. Plus his head is up and his aproach angle is good.

    Everyone always says that you can teach fundentals.. I agree... But these kids have been taught that for the last 8 years... if they haven't managed to pick it up yet, how long will it take to learn a Pro Defense?
  16. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    bingo...Also showing the same tackle from different angles makes it seem like hes just all over the place. I'd also like to see him do more against a team like Miami...(yes ik dif conference)
  17. ManicDepressiveMan

    ManicDepressiveMan Member

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    Well he dominated whoever Georgia threw at him last year and completely outplayed David Pollack.
  18. RoysAHitta

    RoysAHitta Benched

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    nice video, wow this guy looks like a sleeper for sure. he looks like a hard hitter with plenty of speed. him and darrent williams from ok state would be great additions to our d, that we could add in the later rounds.
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Yep I remember the game....by the end of the game the announcers were talking about how much of a force goddard was and how lucky georgia were to get out of that game without a loss.
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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