Eddie Goldman- Defensive tackle- Florida State
Size: 6’4 320lbs
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2012 stats8 tackles0 sacks1 TFL
2013 stats19 tackles2 sacks3 TFL
2014 stats35 tackles4 sacks8 TFL

Strengths:

  • Powerful
  • Good size
  • Great in run defense
  • Explodes low out of stance
  • Penetrates into backfield

Analysis: Eddie Goldman brings a solid frame and powerful body to the defensive line.  After watching him on tape, I believe he can play in both the 4-3 and 3-4 defenses as a three and a one technique defensive tackle.  Goldman stays low, winning leverage battles consistently.  He is great against the run and can penetrate in the backfield by using his hands to shed blocks.

Need to improve:

  • Pass-rush non-existent
  • No pass rush moves
  • Scouts question scheme fit

Analysis: Goldman is a prototypical two-down defensive tackle.  He will not get high sack numbers and will ultimately come off the field in passing situations, which will ultimately hurt his draft stock.  While I have stated I think he can play both defensive schemes, other football insiders have questioned his fit.  His power and ability to shed blocks will translate well to the NFL, but he will need to develop some type of pass rush so he does not become a one-trick-pony.

Round prediction: 2-3

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