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Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2015 draft

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Goldman

Defensive Tackle

Height: 6' 4", Weight: 336 lbs

Florida State

Strengths: Eddie Goldman is really impressive. He's quick and powerful off the snap. He gets his hands up fast and in the chest of the offensive lineman across from him. Goldman's balance is superb and he has incredible leg strength. He rarely gets pushed back after the snap and has great ball awareness. Eddie has the reach to grab ball carriers and the strength to strip the ball away from them. He's entering the draft as a junior. As a true freshman, he played in 10 games for the Seminoles. He started as a defensive end in his sophomore year and had a mediocre year (19 tackles, including three tackles for loss and two sacks). Eddie's junior (and final) year, he moved inside to the tackle position and everything clicked (35 tackles, eight tackles for loss and four sacks in 13 regular-season starts).

Weaknesses: Goldman is fast. But he is not always a pass rush threat. He doesn't get through gaps very well. He tends to get bogged down there. If he doesn't have a clear lane, he struggles. Goldman needs to improve on the details of the position. He needs to get his hands up in the air to disrupt the pass game. He also needs to do a better job recognizing cut-blocks.

Bottom Line: Eddie Goldman will do well in the NFL. His problem areas are easily coach-able. He has the size and the speed that gets coaches hot. He might not ever be the sack leader on whatever team drafts him, but he will be an anchor and a disruptive force.

Projected Round: 1-2

Team He Fits Best On: Dolphins, Lions, Redskins, Bears