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Eddie Goldman leaving Florida State for NFL

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Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman is leaving Florida State for the NFL draft, according to Yahoo!'s Rand Getlin.

The 6’4, 320-pound tackle out of Friendship Collegiate Academy High School has shown that he can be very finesse, and that he is versatile after playing defensive end in 2013, to back to his natural position of defensive tackle. Goldman left the field during the ACC championship game due to an ankle injury, but played in the Rose Bowl showing that he is once again healthy and will not be a concern by the NFL teams.

Goldman started 14 games this past season, as well as at least 10 games in each of the three seasons he has been in Tallahassee. The former 5-star recruit had eight tackles-for-loss and four sacks to go with a forced fumble. Goldman was named to the AP second team and the Sport Illustrated first team for his performance last season. He was dominant at times, and invisible at others.

Scouts describe Goldman as "Big, strong, quick, and disruptive." They say "He has enough speed to get pressure as a pass-rusher while being very stout at the point of attack." Goldman is projected to be a late Round 1 to middle Round 2 pick by various draft sites.