2015 NFL Draft Prospect Eddie Goldman


Aug 30, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (90) on the line of scrimmage against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Florida State beat Oklahoma State 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

At 6’4″, 320 pounds, Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is one to the larger 2015 NFL Draft prospects. His Seminoles mainly use him as a 3-4 end and 4-3 defensive tackle but he can play the nose in the 3-4 as well. No matter where he lines up these days, he takes the double and triple teams so his linebackers can flow to the ball.

Goldman is very quick and athletic for his size so when he’s in a 4-3, he usually gets a good pass rush. The combination of his sneaky athleticism along with he size and strength is too much to handle for opposing offensive lineman. I myself would like to see Goldman go to a 3-4 team so he can use that athleticism from the nose tackle position.

For those of us that remember the ’80s, nose tackles were penetrators and very disruptive until they evolved into space-eaters later on. With Goldman’s quickness to go with all that size, he could bring back the penetrator-disruptive element. Right now, he’s projected to go in the first round and if I’m the Pittsburgh Steelers, I’d go ahead and take him in the 2015 NFL draft.

The Steelers haven’t had  a run-stuffer since Casey Hampton and in this case, they’d get a good pass rusher too. On the year, Goldman has 35 tackles and four sacks through all the double and triple-teams. He’s a first round talent that makes a defense better from day-1, minute 1, that walks through the door.