Report: Florida State DT Eddie Goldman to declare for NFL draft

Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft, according to Yahoo Sports.

Goldman, a junior, is widely considered a first-round talent. SI.com's Chris Burke had the 6-foot-4, 320-pound prospect going No. 24 in his latest mock draft, saying Goldman was "stout against the run and capable of notching a sack here and there."

Goldman's interest in leaving Florida State early was first reported in mid-December. He finished with 35 tackles (eight for loss) and four sacks in 2014, earning him first-team All-ACC honors.

Odds: OSU, TCU, Alabama listed as favorites for 2015

Goldman was a consensus five-star defensive tackle recruit coming out of Friendship College Academy (Washington, D.C.). He appeared in 10 games as a true freshman and started 13 as a sophomore in 2013.

Florida State finished the regular season 13-0 and No. 3 in the College Football Playoff rankings before losing to Oregon 59-20 in the Rose Bowl.

 

Mike Fiammetta

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