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ssmitty 03-28-2006 04:44 AM

saints sign goodwin
SAINTS SIGN GOODWIN: The Saints signed former New York Jets offensive lineman Jonathan Goodwin. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Goodwin, 27, can play guard or center, which gives the Saints some flexibility. They are seeking replacements for departed center LeCharles Bentley and departed guard Kendyl Jacox. smitty

ssmitty 03-28-2006 04:57 AM

RE: saints sign goodwin

LongTimeFan 03-28-2006 05:48 AM

RE: saints sign goodwin
I'll be honest, I don't know much about Goodwin but his age and him able to play two positions seems to be a plus, I'm a little worried about the center position.

LKelley67 03-28-2006 11:53 AM

just fyi-

Goodwin has very good size and is valuable because of his versatility; he's capable of playing all the positions on the offensive line. He is best suited to play guard or center. He has good long arms, a decent punch coming off the ball and gets good separation from a defender. He takes a good first step and takes good angles to his blocks. He has decent strength, but he is not a dominant blocker at the point of attack. He shows the ability to mirror and slide with a defender and has the agility to be able to pull on traps and to lead the toss play. He gets into position to make a play, but he is inconsistent with his hand placement and is more of a waist bender who gets overextended at times. He has a narrow base on pulls and has a tough time adjusting to the moving target. He shows he can get to the second level, but he is ineffective in sustaining blocks on a moving target. He lacks the strength to get a lot of movement on the line of scrimmage in the run game and gets knocked back by a strong bull rush. He has difficulty resetting his feet once he commits and is vulnerable to a counter move in pass protection. Overall, he plays with good intelligence and can provide backup help in several positions. He needs to become more consistent in his technique and work harder to finish his blocks.

Per TSN Scouting Guide:
Ranked 74 / 113; Adequate Starter

Pro's: Has bulk, size & strength to anchor against run. Can neutralize NTs. Effective run blocker. Mean and works to finish.

Con's: Tends to get fat and lazy. Trouble hitting second gear.

Solid competitor.

saintswhodi 03-28-2006 11:57 AM

As I kept telling people, we don't have to take O-line with every pick now. Solid guy.

foreverfan 03-28-2006 12:14 PM

Got to love this signing. Good young player... should help. Now if we could only get a NT I'd be happy.

CheramieIII 03-28-2006 10:12 PM

Excellent signing. Can play center and OG. Didn't Marrone coach this guy with the Jets? He must know something and he's still young. Maybe we get a few years out of this one. Draft a OT or OG in the second after we trade down a couple of times, take Hawk and DT with #34.

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