Photo of Eddie Goldman
Drafted By: Bears
  • Round 2
  • Pick 7
  • Overall 39
6.2 ?

Draft Analysis:

"I think he's stout at the point of attack. The question is, can he play in sub packages or is he just a two-down run stuffer?" -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 336LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands


Selected third-team All-American and first-team All-ACC in 2014 while starting 14 games. Integral part of 2013 Florida State defense that helped propel team to BCS National Championship. Consensus 5-star prospect and Under Armour All-American with 23 tackles for loss and 15 sacks as a senior at Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School (D.C.). Goldman played basketball and competed in track in high school, too.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 5.27 seconds
Vertical jump: 26 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.87 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.62 seconds



Carries broad shoulders and well-proportioned frame. Plays the run like a full-grown man. Outstanding power in upper body. Plays with good hip flexion. Explodes out of stance and into defenders with force and leverage. Violent hands that jar offensive linemen and force them into defensive posture. Able to shed blockers with hands or with clubbing arms and spring into ball carrier. Can two-gap at the point of attack and plays square throughout, leveraging gap when offenses try to block him on an angle. Bull-rusher with ability to invert pocket, ringing up six sacks over last two seasons.


Scouts consider him incomplete as a player due to his lack of consistent pass rush. Marginal burst upfield. Square rusher who hasn't learned to get to shoulder of the guard consistently yet. Rushes with leg stiffness and plays too tall when attacking. No pet move to create an opening. Scouts have questions about whether or not he can be an explosive penetrator in a 4-3 front.

Draft Projection

Round 1 or 2

NFL Comparison

Randy Starks

Bottom Line

His power at the point of attack and ability to discard blockers and actually make plays rather than just eating space will have 3-4 teams very excited about their potential nose guard of the future. However, his lack of pass-rushing prowess could limit just how high he rises on draft boards.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.