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Najee Goode

Najee Goode - #52 - ILB-OLB

Height: 6-0 1/8
Weight: 244
Speed: 4.66
Arm: 31 7/8
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 75 7/8
Birthdate: 06/04/1989
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Grade: 5.15

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/16/2012 West Virginia Pro Day 6-0 1/2 243 9 31 3/4 76 3/8 4.35 11.73
02/29/2012 Combine 6-0 1/8 244 9 31 7/8 75 7/8 4.61 9'9" 35 1/2
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-0 1/8 245 8 7/8 32 1/4 76
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 1/4 240 4.90

 

Notes:

Last name is pronounced “good.” His father, John, played two seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and the St. Louis Cardinals. His cousin, Bryant Browning, was an offensive lineman at Ohio State and played in 2011 with the Carolina Panthers. Was an option quarterback and linebacker as an Ohio prep. Redshirted in 2007.  Saw action in all 13 games in ’08 as a reserve linebacker, making 12 tackles, zero tackles for loss and zero sacks with one interception. Collected 11-0-0 with two pass breakups in 13 games, including his first two starts at middle linebacker, in ’09. Played in all 13 games, starting the first 11 games at the “Sam” linebacker, in ’10 and posted 47-81⁄2-3 with four pass breakups and one forced fumble. In ’11, he led the Mountaineers in tackles with 87-14-5 with one pass breakup, one interception and one forced fumble in 13 starts (five at WLB and four each at MLB and SLB). Team captain. Suffered a pectoral injury during bench press at the Combine.

Positives:

Good flow speed and leaping ability. Plays on his feet and can bend his knees. Solid instincts. Active hands. Wrap tackler. Can turn and run with tight ends. Versatile — has played all three linebacker spots. Has special-teams experience.

Negatives:

Lacks ideal height and has small hands. Gets knocked around inside. Limited take-on strength — gives ground to get off blocks. Has tight hips and is a bit straight-linish. Struggles to decelerate and come to balance in space — will overrun and slip off some tackles.

Summary:

Short, fairly athletic, versatile linebacker who elevated his draft stock as a senior. Lacks any distinguishably unique traits, but could back up all three spots in a 4-3 while working as a core special-teamer. 


Najee Goode's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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