Getting To Know Our Rookies : Cameron Goode

No. 53 – Miami Dolphins
Personal information
Born:April 15, 1998 (age 24)
Irving, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Klein Collins
(Spring, Texas)
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224
Career history
Miami Dolphins (2022–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2022

Player Bio

Goode started nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2017 (46 tackles, 5.5 for loss, one interception, three pass breakups) but missed the final three games of the year due to injury. Goode only started one game in 2018, making three tackles and intercepting a pass before a lower-body injury ended his season. He returned his two interceptions in 2017 and 2018 for scores. Goode started 12 of 13 games in 2019, however, and led Cal with 14 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks among his 57 total tackles. Pac-12 coaches named him honorable mention all-conference for his efforts as a junior. In 2020, he tied for second in the FBS with two tackles for loss per game (eight total), led Cal with three sacks among his 19 stops, intercepted one pass and broke up two others in four starts. Goode was an honorable mention all-conference selection by Pac-12 coaches in 2021, topping the Bears with nine tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks among his 46 total tackles in 11 starts. Cameron’s father, James, played football at Oklahoma and was a fifth-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons in 1991. — by Chad Reuter


High-cut 3-4 outside linebacker with the movement and motor to make positive plays in the run and pass games. Goode’s size and strength won’t excite evaluators, 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 could be worth a longer look if he can prove himself as a special teams performer but he might need to make a more full-time move from the edge to 4-3 outside linebacker.


  • Clear eyes and focus on the ball-carrier through the rep.
  • Outstanding feel for sliding off of the block to make tackles.
  • Darts inside blockers to disrupt in the backfield.
  • Agile and athletic in space.
  • Upfield rush charge with two-hand swipe to clear the edge.
  • Upper-body turn helps lead hips around the corner.
  • Instincts to dislodge and counter at the top of the rush.
  • Rangy with a quality closing burst to go get the quarterback.


  • Smallish for a 3-4 outside linebacker.
  • Plays with noticeable tightness in his ankles.
  • Tries to cheat under the block and loses contain.
  • Hits hard but lacks desired stopping power as tackler.
  • Unable to get desired bend and flatten at the top of his rush.
  • Redirected out of the rush by longer tackles.
  • Struggles to play through the size of a tackle.

My Take

LB help was a need for Miami this year and I was not surprised that they doubled down on this position in the draft, I love Goode’s size at 6′-3″ 240LBS he is the size I like for LB’s I am nt a big fan of short LB’s othet than former Dolphin great Zach Thomas. As a 7th round pick he will need time to develop and just might end up on the pratice squad or on special teams should he make the roster and then he will be given plays and gradually build his game.

Welcome to Miami Cameron Goode!!!

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