"Most definitely," he told the Austin American-Statesmen when asked if it was his most crushing athletic setback. "I worked my whole life for that one moment."
"Football is a big stress reliever. It's great not to have to worry like, 'Oh dang, if I would have done this; if I would have done that.' My mind is totally on football now."
Goodwin was timed at 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash in 2012, and his speed is his best asset on the football field. At only 5-9 and 178 pounds, Goodwin is a versatile athlete the Longhorns' coaching staff worked creatively to get the ball to.
He entered the 2012 season with 94 receptions for 1,024 yards and four touchdowns. But Goodwin also had 33 career carries for 265 yards, 31 kickoff returns for 658 yards and a touchdown and one punt return for 22 yards.
However, Goodwin suffered through a highly disappointing senior season, touching the ball only 33 times, including 13 carries. He was hindered by missing spring practices while training for the Olympics, and never worked his way into a regular role in 2012.
Goodwin did impress at the Senior Bowl, where he was generally considered one of the stars of the week.
An Olympic athlete will always be an intriguing NFL prospect, but Goodwin's senior season on the football field was average at best. A prospect who looks much different from the tape, Goodwin is forcing scouts to go back and study more on the former Longhorn, but it wouldn't be surprising if Goodwin vaults into the early rounds, similar to Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. Graham a year ago.
WEAKNESSES: Undersized at 5-9, 178 pounds, relegating him to a slot position. Can be jammed at the line, taking him out of the play. Lackluster senior season highlighted raw route-running. Generally failed to impress on film.