Giving new grades to the Chicago Bears 2015 NFL Draft class

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Chicago Bears, Eddie Goldman
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The Chicago Bears selected Eddie Goldman with their second-round pick in 2015

Ryan Pace turned to the defensive side of the ball in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. This analysis will not be as lengthy as the Kevin White one — mainly because there is less to talk about. When it comes to defensive tackles, most of them do not get the recognition they deserve. Not all defensive tackles can be Aaron Donald, or even like Tommie Harris for example. Eddie Goldman is one of those tackles.

Goldman was drafted with the 39th-overall selection out of Florida State. He made an immediate impact in his rookie year. He played in 15 games that year and started in 12 of them. Goldman racked up 4.5 sacks that season and also finished with 22 combined tackles. Goldman’s 2016 season was short-lived as he ended up on injured reserve after playing in only six games. Goldman still had 2.5 sacks and 18 combined tackles despite missing more than half the year.

When it comes to defensive players, Eddie Goldman was a very solid one throughout his career. At least until recently. Goldman spent his entire seven-year career with the Chicago Bears to this point. He was released this offseason after struggling in 2021 and opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19. Goldman had a solid career with the Chicago Bears despite the rough go at the end. He was always undervalued though and my guess is that many will not agree with my draft grade.

NFL Draft Grade: B+