The Cleveland Browns' extensive look into the defensive line prospects continues heading into the draft, which is now merely a few weeks away. This time they again appear to be considering another potential first-rounder.
Last week Matt Miller of Bleacher Report broke the news first that Eddie Goldman, defensive tackle out of Florida State, had pre-draft visits scheduled with the Browns and five other teams.
FSU DT Eddie Goldman has pre-draft visits with the Browns, 49ers, Colts, Lions, Panthers and Patriots per sources.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 30, 2015
Meanwhile, on Thursday defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil was absolutely adamant about the Browns' dedication to stopping the run this coming season.
Last year, Cleveland ranked dead last in run defense, allowing more rushing yards than any other team in the league.
Many are speculating that they'll address the issue early in the draft and significant interest in a player like Goldman may point toward just that.
One of Goldman's most notable strengths is his ability to play against the run. In addition to his size, strength, and quickness, he's widely considered to have first-round potential, despite inconsistency as a pass rusher.
Depending on the Browns' grade on him and whether he slides on draft day, Goldman could be in play at any of Cleveland's first three selections.