With Ben Heeney, JaCorey Shepherd and several others gone from last year's defense, Goodman will be one of the few senior starters for the Jayhawks in 2015. Originally recruited as a linebacker, he became a starter as a sophomore and hasn't missed a game the past two years, although his production took a hit last year with only 21 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack.
Goodman has a tweener skill-set and can be overwhelmed at the point of attack, lacking the size or strength to overpower blockers and disengage. However, he does have athletic traits to operate and space, using his quickness and range to make plays when not hung up on blocks.
12/14/2015 - 2015 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Ben Goodman, Jr. (DL),...Goodman, a Beaumont, Texas, native, led the Jayhawks in tackles-for-loss (9.5), sacks (5.5) and quarterback hurries (5) in his final season in the Crimson and Blue. Goodman, who was the only Kansas defender to start all 12 games in 2015, tallied 51 tackles on the year, including 34 solo stops. - Kansas Football