Bears pick FSU defensive tackle Eddie Goldman in the second round of the NFL Draft
LAKE FOREST – For about five minutes on Thursday night, Ryan Pace was giddy at the fact that the man the Bears targeted in the first round of the draft was waiting for him at the seventh pick.
That was Kevin White-a speedy and agile receiver from West Virginia that was a favorite of the General Manager after his workout in Lake Forest earlier in April.
How excited was he? Pace said he was “Jacked” about the selection not once but twice.
But after the hoopla of that opening round died down less excitement and more expertise would be needed in the final six rounds of the draft as the gaps in the team would be filled by the later round selections.
Pace started on Friday night in the second round as he drafted Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman. The pick was announced by Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus.
When he read the pick, Butkus said “I like this.” His senior year would make fans feel the same.
Goldman was an All-ACC pick primarily at nose tackle as he made 35 tackles including eight of them for loss. He also collected four sacks as the anchor of the Seminoles defensive line that won a national title in 2013 and was in the College Football Playoff a year later.
A native of Washington D.C., Goldman was a prep USA Today All-American in 2011.