Oct 18, 2014; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson (5) is sacked by Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (90) during the first half at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports
The Book on Goldman
Something I rarely hear about a man that’s 6’3″, 320 pounds is the scouting world loves the way he’s built. They love that his weight is distributed evenly and he has a muscular build for a man his size. The power that comes from that build is what they really like as he controls his man from the snap.
They love the way he pushes the pocket back and even more, they love the closing speed that he surprises quarterbacks with. Then they love his ability to play in any scheme as he has played nose tackle, defensive tackle, and 3-4 end. And in run-game, they love the way he’s able to locate the ball and grab ball carriers as they go by.
Even though he’s quick for his size, the scouting world doesn’t like his ability to rush the passer. They also want to see him explode into ball carriers more instead of just running into them. Then there’s the cut-blocks that he doesn’t see coming and what they see as a need to get his hands up in front of the quarterback.
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