Packers Sign Rookie CB Demetri Goodson

The sixth round draft choice becomes the fifth Packers draft choice to finalize a contract.

The Green Bay Packers signed sixth round draft choice Demetri Goodson on Friday, according to the league's transaction wire.

Goodson, a cornerback out of Baylor, becomes the the fifth of nine Packers draft choices to finalize a contract on or before the first day of the team's rookie minicamp.

Now that the Goodson deal is done, each of the team's Day 3 draft choices under contract, leaving only the players selected in Rounds 1 through 3 yet to sign on the dotted line.

According to, Goodson is expected to receive a four-year deal worth something very close to $2.323 million due to the NFL's rookie salary slotting system.

Being the 197th overall selection in the recently completed NFL Draft, Goodson is projected to receive a $103,152 signing bonus along with cap numbers totaling $445,778 in 2014, $535,778 in 2015, $625,778 in 2016 and $715,778 in 2017.

After transferring from Gonzaga, where he played on an NCAA tournament qualifying basketball team, Goodson ended his college career at Baylor playing football.

In three years at Baylor from 2011 to 2013, Goodson made 43 tackles, four interceptions and 16 passes broken up.

Goodson joins a crowded cornerback position in Green Bay with players like Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward, Micah Hyde, Davon House and Jarrett Bush all ahead of him on the depth chart—at least to begin.

There is room for significant upward mobility at cornerback in Green Bay beyond 2014, however, with Williams, House and Bush all entering the final years of their respective contracts.

On Saturday, Goodson will take part in the final day of the Packers' rookie minicamp.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

May 19, 2014 at 01:11 am

With some of the depth at certain positions, including CB, at least this year, I wonder if GB can get Goodson and possibly some others on PS if he shows something in camp (but not TOO much!). With the depth in this draft, with some suggesting that a 6th round pick this year is equivalent in talent to one to two rounds higher in prior drafts, there might be some teams trying to put some pretty good players on PS.

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HankScorpio's picture

May 19, 2014 at 07:25 am

A 25 year old "project" seems like a low potential to work out. Tempering my pessimism is that Goodson will have the position coach I think is the best on the team at developing talent.

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