NFL.com did not give Goard a draftable grade, but they did heap on the praise for his potential ceiling at the next level.
After comparing Goard to Armon Binns, a former 6'3", undrafted free-agent receiver, NFL.com gave this quick scouting report:
Goard’s lean frame, average overall speed, and occasional concentration issues might give NFL scouts some pause, but his potential as an upside project could have a team select him late.
CBS Sports projects Goard as a seventh-round pick or priority free agent. Dane Brugler provided this brief scouting report:
STRENGTHS: Uses his length (34? arms) and natural size (6-4) to pluck the ball out of the air. Good height for the position with room to add some muscle/bulk.
WEAKNESSES: Inconsistent, drops too many catchable passes. Experienced player, but limited exposure against NFL-caliber talent, and it showed during an up and down week at the Shrine Game.
Peter Schrager of Fox Sports named Goard as one of his "five small-school guys you'll know by next week" before the NFL combine.
He had this to say about Goard:
In Goard, there’s a 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame with tremendous speed. Again, as is the case with Gaines, he’s raw. He only caught 41 balls at Eastern Kentucky last season, but after a very impressive week of East-West Shrine Game practices, he’s getting more and more buzz as a big upside project. A burner with height, Goard could be one of those surprise second day picks after a strong week in Indy.
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller did not include Goard in his final seven-round mock draft.