Two days before 2015’s early entry deadline, Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman has elected to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft, sources tell Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link).
In his junior year with the Seminoles, Goldman recorded four sacks to go along with 51 tackles and a forced fumble. He projects as a potential first-round pick, with Mel Kiper of ESPN.com ranking him second among 2015’s defensive tackles, and CBSSports.com calling him the 20th-best overall prospect. In Todd McShay’s first mock draft at ESPN.com (Insider link), he has Goldman coming off the board at No. 18.
Goldman is the latest Florida State underclassmen to declare for the 2015 draft, following a group of players that includes quarterback Jameis Winston, defensive end Mario Edwards, and cornerbacks Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams.