Buffalo Bills Draft Prospects: Eddie Goldman


As we move on in our prospecting series for the Buffalo Bills and their possible draft choices that could be available that late April/early May draft day that will be held in Chicago, for the first time and not in its usual New York place as it has been for the last 50 years.

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We are looking at defensive tackles for the Buffalo Bills as there might just be a need for the first part of the year as well as looking towards the future for the Bills.

The next one that we will take a look at is Eddie Goldman.  Goldman is out of Florida State.  He has a draft grade of 6.24 which is placing him in the category of being a starter in the NFL.

Goldman is a consensus 5 star player and played in 14 games for the Seminoles in 2014.  He was an intricate part to their 2013 defense that got them to the National Championship.

Goldman has good size standing at 6’4″ and weighing in at 336 pounds.  Some strengths and weaknesses for Eddie Goldman are as follows:

"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.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.– NFL.com"

Goldman is a guy that is similar to Randy Starks.  He is able to invert the pocket and create sacks from underneath.

The bottom line on Goldman is…

"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.– NFL.com"

With Buffalo possibly frontlining a 3-4 defense, I like this guy as an addition to the defensive line.  He is mocked to be drafted in the late first round, so there may need to be some hope that he drops to the Bills 50th pick in the 2nd, but if Goldman happens to be there at 50th, then the Buffalo Bills should definitely pick him up and grab a solid offensive lineman in the 3rd round at 89th.

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