Dolphins land LB Cameron Goode, who had 20.5 sacks at Cal
MIAMI GARDENS — The Dolphins took their second linebacker of this draft on Saturday, selecting Cal Cameroon Goode with their first of two seventh-round picks, No. 224 overall.
Goode is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound Texas native.
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Goode visited the Dolphins before the draft.
“The visit was great,” he said. “It was definitely one of my favorites. I love Miami, I’ve always loved Florida. The coaches were great.”
Goode said his fondness for Florida dates back to playing several baseball tournaments in the state. But he turned to football because it was ‘too slow for me’ and he likes a physical game.
Cameron Goode has 20.5 career sacks in California
During his career, Goode had 20.5 sacks, 172 tackles, 36 tackles for loss and nine passes defended in 37 games.
Goode made an all-Pac-12 honorable mention in 2021, leading the Bears with nine tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. He had 46 tackles in 11 starts. In 2021, he had eight tackles for loss and three sacks.
NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote of Goode: “The 3-4 outside linebacker with the movement and drive to make positive plays in the run and pass games. The size and Goode’s strength won’t excite reviewers, but the ability to convert effort into disruption is hard to ignore. While his athletic ability should translate to the next level, he might not be able to add much more. functional mass and power to handle NFL offensive tackles Goode’s slippery rush might be worth watching longer if he can prove himself as a special teams performer, but he might have need to spend more full-time edge at outside linebacker 4-3.
Goode left an impression on his professional day with a vertical leap of 39 inches.
Goode’s father, James, was a fifth-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 1991. His uncle, Don, was a first-round pick of the Chargers in 1974.