Godwin picked by Bucs

It took until late in the third round, but Penn State receiver Chris Godwin was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the No. 84 overall pick in Friday’s NFL draft.

Godwin was thought by some to be a second-round pick, but instead he saw nine receivers picked ahead of him. He left Penn State after a stellar three-year career that culminated with a huge performance in the Rose Bowl, catching nine passes for 187 yards and two TDs against USC.

Now he will be playing alongside Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston.

“We are very excited for Chris to hear his named called during the NFL draft,” PSU coach James Franklin said in a university statement. “He was a terrific leader for us and made tons of big-time plays during his Penn State career and I expect him to do the same with the Buccaneers.

“He has terrific leaping ability and ball skills that allows him to come down with a majority of contested catches. I believe Chris will add his name to the list of Nittany Lion wide receivers to excel at the next level.”