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2016 NFL Draft: Clemson LB B.J. Goodson Drafted by the New York Giants

With the 109th pick of the 2016 Draft, the 11th in the 4th round, the New York Giants drafted Clemson's B.J. Goodson.

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Coming into the 2015 season B.J. Goodson was a bit of an unknown for Clemson. He had featured as a SAM linebacker at times in the past for the Tigers but the 2015 season was his first as a full time starter. The campaign was a breakout one for Goodson, as he became Clemson's starting middle linebacker and one of the team captains.

Goodson is an old school thumper of a linebacker. He's a strong player that isn't afraid to get stuck in against linemen in the run game. He can fight through traffic to take down running backs and has an aggressive mentality. He has a high football IQ and made the defensive calls all of last season.

However, Goodson is a bit limited athletically so he can be picked on in coverage at times. He showed the ability to cover running backs out of the backfield at times, such as the interception he had in the Notre Dame game, but its more of a weakness since he has stiff hips and gets a bit grabby in man coverage.

B.J. Goodson should be a solid pro for the Giants for years to come. He won't be an instant starter or a perennial Pro Bowler but he will challenge for a decent bit of playing time as he gains experience in the league. He will also be a good guy for the Giants to have in the locker room; he won't get into trouble off the field, he'll commit himself to improving everyday, and he won't be afraid to do the dirty work. B.J. is the type of glue player that all NFL teams need.