The 6’3″, 310 pound defensive lineman is projected to be either a 4-3 defensive tackle or 3-4 defensive end at the next level.
He’s fresh off of a standout junior season with LSU, in which he recorded 62 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, 1 pass defensed, and 2 fumble recoveries.
In three seasons with the Tigers, Godchaux finished his collegiate career with 139 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, 3 passes defensed, 2 fumble recoveries, and 2 forced fumbles.
It’s worth noting that Godchaux was arrested this past fall for ‘domestic abuse battery, child endangerment, and false imprisonment‘, so there could be character concerns here–although charges were eventually dropped and he returned to the Tigers.
"Via his NFL.com Draft Profile:"
"NFL COMPARISONKhyri Thornton"
"BOTTOM LINEUndersized three-technique who played with the punch and arm extension to set a strong edge even though he might be a better fit for a one-gap unit. Options could be limited as he lacks the mass to hold up against double teams, and he might be missing the traits to create quick wins as a pass rusher. He projects as a 4-3 rotational tackle with very little sub-package value."
While the Colts could use a ton of defensive help, the position that the team is arguably strongest on that side of the football is defensive end.
Currently, Godchaux is considered one of the better defensive line prospects in this year’s NFL Draft and is projected to be a Round 2-3 pick. It’s possible he could pique the Colts interest come draft weekend.
Here are the following prospects who the Colts have reportedly met so far at the NFL Combine: