Godchaux turning heads in Miami

Andrew Green agreen@postsouth.com
Davon Godchaux with City of Plaquemine officials celebrating Davon Godchaux Day in May 2017.

Former Plaquemine Green Devil and LSU Tiger Davon Godchaux is performing well early in his rookie season for the Miami Dolphins.

Godchaux was the 178th overall pick in the 2017 draft, but he is playing well above his round talent, according to reports.

According to the Palm Beach Post, “Godchaux is what Jordan Phillips was supposed to be”.  Phillips is a second round pick from 2015.

In the report, Dolphins’ veteran offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod lauded Godchaux in his efforts saying his “hands are a load for offensive linemen.”

Adam Beasley, Dolphins writer said on Twitter “Davon Godchaux is the most impressive third-day rookie I've seen here in my six years on the beat.”

Godchaux hopes to land a starting job this season in an effort to rebuild the Dolphins poor run defense from 2016.

“I consider my job stopping the run,” Godchaux said in a Palm Beach Post interview.  “We were 31st last year in run defense.  We can’t be 31st this year.”

Earlier in May of this year, Godchaux was honored by his hometown at the City of Plaquemine Board of Selectmen meeting when Mayor Ed Reeves declared Tuesday, May 9, 2017 as Davon Godchaux Day.

The honor came off the heels of Godchaux being drafted by the Dolphins in the April 2017 draft.

He was rated a four-star prospect out of Plaquemine in 2013.  Continued his play at LSU for three seasons and was then drafted in the fifth round as a defensive tackle.

“I always told myself I wanted to be better,” Godchaux said in May.  “I always wanted to be that guy to put my city on my back and be a role models to the kids.  I’m happy to have this great opportunity to share these moments, so I’m going to take full advantage of that.”