Goodwin is a rising senior at East Mecklenburg High, where he played right offensive tackle a year ago. He was solid but not spectacular, and the bigger schools haven’t really noticed him yet.
They may soon.
Goodwin has the size everyone looks for at 6-foot-6, and at 280 pounds, should be able to add weight — 30 pounds or so — in the future.
“He could be the sleeper of this whole area,” said East Meck coach Greg Hill. “He’s got great size, long arms and he’s very intelligent.”
As a junior, Goodwin graded out at 81 percent in his blocking. He also had 18 knockdown blocks. At a Shrine Bowl Combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.3 seconds — a respectable mark for a guy his size — in his socks.
“He didn’t have the right shoes on,” Hill said, laughing.
But his key stat, says Hill, is this one: In the past two years, Goodwin has not allowed a sack.