04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: SYRACUSE: DE Deon Goggins (6-1, 278, 4.86)...Tweener skill set and played out of position at defensive tackle as a senior, but Goggins has the motor and edge burst to rush the passer with the speed to chase down the action in pursuit. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/08/2013 - 2013 Syracuse Pro Day: Feeling snubbed he never got an invite to last month's NFL Scouting Combine, Deon Goggins woke up Thursday morning a little nervous before the most critical workout on his pre-draft calendar. A five-minute Facetime chat with his son back in California put those nerves to rest, however, and Goggins, by all accounts, turned in one of the better performances at Thursday's pro day at Manley Field House. "Goggins really lit it up," Will Hicks, assistant athletics director for athletic performance, said of the former defensive tackle. "What he did today was show his speed. He ran faster than Chandler (Jones) ran last year."
Official results were not released, but any comparison to the 21st pick in last year's draft is not too shabby. Goggins said scouts were pleased with his break off the ball, but if there's a knock on Goggins, it's his 6-foot-1, 270-pound frame. "I thank God for (the coaches) actually putting me in the middle because it made me more versatile for the next level," he said. "Whatever team takes a chance on me I'm able to play the inside, play the outside and even stand up."
Goggins said he will soon return to California and continue training at Proactive Sports Performance. "This is a business," he said. "You never know. I just wanna get my foot in the door. After that, that's all she wrote. I can start finishing my legacy that I started." - Nate Mink, Syracuse.com
01/10/2013 - Deon Goggins plans to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19. He is listed on the Bowl's website as a defensive tackle, nose tackle and defensive end. The Syracuse defensive tackle was a two-year starter for the Orange after transferring from Cerritos Community College. He averaged 3.8 tackles per game in his 25-game career, also featuring at defensive end.
The college all-star game put on by the NFL Players Association will kickoff at 6 p.m. Eastern time at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and will be broadcast on ESPN2. Dick Vermeil will coach the National Team against Herm Edwards's American Team. The game includes 100 players, according to the game's website. - Jacob Klinger, DailyOrange.com