Packers 2016 Recap: CB Demetri Goodson

2016 Stats

  • Appeared in six games, starting three
  • 14 tackles, 1 pass defended
  • Pro Football Focus: 43.2/100

Expectations going into the season: Moderate
Expectations were: Not Met

Analysis: Bad things come in threes for Demetri Goodson

It just never clicked for cornerback Demetri Goodson as a member of the Green Bay Packers. Drafted in 2014’s sixth round, he played Division I basketball at Gonzaga for three seasons and transferred to Baylor where he played in 19 games over three seasons.

In three seasons with the Packers, Goodson has played in just 28 of a possible 55 regular season and postseason games. Injuries plagued his 2016 season, and a massive knee injury puts a damper on his future career as an NFL cornerback.

Against the Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football, he made only his third start of his career. In the stretch where Goodson was on the field, the Packers allowed 30-plus points or more in four straight games.

Goodson suffered a horrendous looking knee injury against the Redskins, tearing multiple ligaments. 

It was curious to see the Packers wait from November 22, when the injury occurred, to December 3 to place Goodson on injured reserve and call up fellow cornerback Makinton Dorleant.