Green Bay Packers NFL Draft: Top 5 defensive line targets

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Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman (21) against Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Eddie Goldman (90). Gary Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

1. Eddie Goldman, Florida State

If Eddie Goldman is available to the Packers at the end of the first round, they may be tempted to take him, despite re-signing B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion this offseason.

The Packers could use a young player at the position to develop into the eventual starter in the middle of their defensive line.

Goldman is a stout run defender. He has the size (6-4, 336) and strength to plug running lanes and take on double teams, but he’s also more than just a gap-filler.

He shows great burst off the line and has enough wiggle to get around blocks and generate pressure on the interior. The big man’s ability to pass rush and push the pocket make him a valuable three-down player in the NFL.

The former Florida State nose tackle is a coach’s dream. He’s a high-character player with a great work ethic and is a prospect whose game still has room to grow.

Despite not having an immediate need on the defensive line, the Packers could consider Goldman with their first overall pick. He would definitely improve their run defense.

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