"He's got the 40 time, he's got the height, he's got the vertical jump," said Capital Coach Jon Carpenter, who was an assistant to the late Jack Woolwine when Goard was in high school. Carpenter helped the receiver during the college recruiting process.
"And, you know what, he's the guy you'd want to marry your daughter. He's got no character flaws. I don't know what else a team would be looking for at receiver."
The NFL Draft - like the college football recruiting process - is an inexact science. Hindsight is 20-20, and the list of late-round gems, especially at the receiver position, is long.
Dwight Clark went in Round 10 to the 49ers in 1981. Shannon Sharpe, who had a Hall of Fame career at tight end, was two inches shorter and 20 pounds heavier than Goard when he was drafted in the seventh round by the Broncos in 1990.
Troy Brown was an eighth round selection out of Marshall in 1993. The Bills (Stevie Johnson), Saints (Marques Colston) and Bengals (T.J. Houshmandzadeh) all made quality seventh-round receiver picks since the turn of the century.
Wes Welker was an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech.
The seven players in the previous three paragraphs combined for 22 (and counting) 1,000-yard seasons in the NFL.
"Tyrone can be like those guys," Carpenter said. "His biggest attribute is his work ethic; he doesn't have to be patted on the back or praised to do a trick. He's a worker and I think he can handle coming in under the radar.
"The NFL is full of guys who were overlooked. If he's passed over again, he'll just be more determined to prove them wrong."
There's precedence for that.
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