Tyler Goodson: The Unsung Preseason Stud

So far this preseason, the Packers have had a couple rising stars make headlines. Romeo Doubs is turning heads in training camp and backing it up on the field, scoring a touchdown in each preseason game thus far. Jordan Love has finally begun to make a name for himself and show promise for the future. There is one player who no one seems to be talking about however; running back Tyler Goodson.

Tyler Goodson played his collegiate career at the Big Ten school of Iowa. In his three years at Iowa, the 5’ 9” running back racked up 3,116 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns on 603 touches. Goodson went undrafted in this year’s draft and was signed by the Packers shortly after. In the first two preseason games, Goodson acted as the starting workhorse back and excelled at doing just that. So far in the preseason, Goodson has led the team in rushing both games among running backs. Goodson has been explosive, with a number of those touches going for 10+ yards. Even in the receiving game, Goodson has shown flashes, averaging 11 yards a catch. With 25 total touches for 113 all-purpose yards, Goodson has been stellar in the offense and has made every carry count.

With a “1A and 1B” as your running backs, as Matt Lafleur refers to Aaron Jones and AJ Dillion as, people aren’t going to give much attention to how other running backs are going to perform during these preseason games. With Kylin Hill being placed on the PUP list for the start of the year, we have to wonder who will be RB3? Tyler Goodson is making his case for that roster spot, and if he plays another game like he has been he will take it over Patrick Taylor and Dexter Williams.

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