Clemson CB Mario Goodrich declares for 2022 NFL Draft
Clemson star cornerback Mario Goodrich announced his intentions to enter the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday afternoon.
The decision comes just one day after his pick 6 was the difference in Clemson’s Cheez-It Bowl victory over Iowa State. Here’s Goodrich’s announcement:
It’s been real unbelievable experience these past 4yrs… I am forever grateful! Thank you Clemson Nation. ✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/ydrII1zSet
— MGIII™ (@_MG3__) December 30, 2021
“The last 4 years have been such an incredible journey,” Goodrich wrote in-part. “Arriving at Clemson and winning the National Championship in my first year is something I will never forget.”
This wraps up a memorable collegiate career for Goodrich, who was named first-team All ACC at cornerback this season. He finished the year with 2 interceptions and 9 pass deflections. His teammate, Andrew Booth Jr., was also a first team All ACC selection at cornerback.
If Booth Jr. also declares for the NFL, Clemson will be tasked with replacing both of its starting cornerbacks from this season. While the Tigers endured a disappointing 9-3 regular season, the defense remained stout with an average of 4.44 yards per play allowed.
Next up for Goodrich: the NFL Combine later this spring.