Tyler Goodson
Tyler Goodson  RB  Iowa | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tyler Goodson
Height
5-9
Weight
197
College
Iowa
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
Suwanee, GA
78.5/100
Player Rating
19
PositionRank (RB)
4.42
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
1151
Rush AVG
4.5
Rush TDs
6
Receptions
31
Rec YDs
247

Tyler Goodson RB Iowa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tyler Goodson RB Iowa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 03/28/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.42 seconds (89%*)
Measurables:
Height: 5-9 (19%*) Weight: 197 (12%*)
Hands: 9 (35%*) Arm: 29 1/2 (18%*)
Forty: 4.42 (C) (89%*) Ten Yard: 1.51 (C) (90%*)
Vertical: 36.5 (C) (74%*) Broad: 123 (C) (79%*)
Bench: 15 (P) (17%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
ROLE: DUAL-ROLE Back
Last Updated: 03/28/2022
Draft Year: 2022
40 time: 4.42 seconds (89%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-9 (19%*) Weight: 197 (12%*)
Hands: 9 (35%*) Arm: 29 1/2 (18%*)
Forty: 4.42 (C) (89%*)
10 Yard: 1.51 (C) (90%*)
Vertical: 36.5 (C) (74%*) Broad: 123 (C) (79%*)
Bench: 15 (P) (17%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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NFL Combine & Pro-Day Results
Overall Rating: 78.5 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
75%
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Rushing:
69%
Break Tackles:
52%
Receiving/Hands:
71%
Pass Blocking:
52%
Run Blocking:
55%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 6th
Overall Rank: #194 Position rank: #19
College Games: 34 College Snaps: 1360
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 88 Stars 247 RATING: 88/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Tyler Goodson received the Georgia Player of the Year award in his senior year of high school while running for 1,180 yards and 25 touchdowns, but despite this only was given a three-star recruiting grade. He joined Iowa for the 2019 season and made an impact immediately running for 638 yds as a freshman. As a sophomore, he improved on these numbers adding 762 yds and an All-Big Ten nod.

Goodson's junior campaign resulted in him being named Third Team All-Big Ten by the media and Honorable Mention by the coaches. Goodson became the first Hawkeye to top 1,000 yards rushing this year since Akrum Wadley achieved that in 2017. He leads the team in rushing with 1,101 yards on 238 attempts for a 4.1 yard per carry average.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His reported forty time of 4.5 is unlikely to be correct - was clocked running 22.1 mph week 1
  • Is very shifty who is equally quick and fast.
  • Willing blocker who doesn't shy from contact
  • Regularly runs through arms tackles in the open field
  • More of an outside runner than a between the tackles bull dozer
  • Flashes initial burst and good lateral quickness to sidestep defenders or bounce runs outside with very good foot quickness. Displays very good feel as an inside and outside runner with an above-average vision to make sharp cuts - good patience¬∑ and footwork to pick through defenses.
  • Possesses quick feet and elite straight-line speed. Improving patience as a runner, following pulling guards and makes good decisions on his cut.
  • Has a very good stiff arm and is not afraid to use it
  • Very versatile - has experience lining up a slot wide receiver
  • Good receiver with soft hands and a natural feel for the passing game
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has a lean frame and lacks ideal bulk or muscle for the position. Doesn't have great strength, lacking a power element to his game to break many tackles.
  • Not an explosive back - will limit his upside at the next level
  • Can easily be overpowered at the line of scrimmage - goes down to easy
  • Despite getting a lot of carries at Iowa he never really dominated and averaged a solid but unspectacular 4.9 YPC
  • Does not always read blocks behind pulling guards. He May not be big enough to move piles at the next level and has a tendency to bury his head too soon.
  • Offers little in pass protection and poor technique cut blocking, fails to do more than slow down blitzers by laying down in front of them.
Scouting Report: Summary
Goodson has everything you look for in a smaller pro back he has impressive agility, can cut on a dime, and given the space can go the distance and will not be caught from behind. He also despite being just 199 lbs is surprisingly robust and often manages to stay on his feet when hit He, however, has areas of his game that require significant development in particular as a blocker where his technique is lacking and where he regularly gets blown up by pass rushers.

The combine could make or break his stock as he will need to impress both in the strength and speed drills if he wants to be mentioned as a possibility in the top three rounds.
We consider Goodson a likely third/fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft who will add explosiveness to an NFL roster especially on passing downs, but whether he can become an every-down back in the NFL is debatable

Tyler Goodson percentiles vs other Running Backs (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Tyler Goodson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
238.4
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
28.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.