> No.31 in Ourlads' Top 50 rankings:
Record-setting All-America who has taken over the FCS like a man among boys. His 92 catch/1,123 yard season in 2016 had glimpses of Travis Kelce, looking too fast for linebackers and too big for safeties to cover. He has the flare for the dramatic, routinely making one-handed catches, leaping above defenders in traffic and barreling over potential tacklers after the catch. His size and athleticism are hard to find, but his ball skills are what make him a special standout. Has a unique ability to adjust low, behind and high, showing competitive toughness in traffic. Has the contact balance to complete the catch with defenders draped around him. He has catch transition quickness and immediately turns into a runner, where he has excellent run strength and contact balance and will use a stiff-arm to finish. 2017 Awards / Honors
FCS All-American (AP, Coaches, Camp, STATS)
Finalist for Walter Payton Award
Twice a unanimous FCS All-American and Payton Award finalist, Goedert hauled in 164 catches over his final two seasons while going over the 1,000-yard mark each time. Numbers were off slightly as a senior, though he still led the Jackrabbits with 72 receptions for 1,111 yards and seven TDs. Went over the 100-yard mark in 11 games, topped by a 204-yard outing in 2016 win vs. Western Illinois. Caught at least one pass in final 32 games of his college career, going back to midway through his sophomore season. Chose to walk on at South Dakota State after getting zero scholarship offers, having played 9-man football in a one-stoplight town in the state’s far northeastern corner. Sat out Senior Bowl after injuring his hamstring on the first day of drills.Videos provided in partnership with Cut Up Corner. Visit their YouTube page to see a full selection.