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The latest in a long line of talented defensive ends to come out of Clemson, Goodman is equal parts intriguing athletic specimen and project in terms of improving his techniques after being a full-time starter the past two years. The first thing almost everyone notices about Goodman is his length, with arms that stretch 36 inches and hands that are 11 inches. Powerfully built, Goodman often uses those hands and reach to his advantage, preventing offensive linemen from getting a hold of him. Additionally, he has a quick first step on the edge and the strength to bull-rush a lineman on the outside shoulder while getting to the quarterback. Goodman showed the ability to play inside at times in a new scheme his senior year - he finished it with seven sacks - and has the agility to beat double teams when rushing in that direction. All that athleticism, though, gets negated at times since he is slow to respond to the snap. Despite the good first step, Goodman does not have quick-burst speed and struggles to change directions. He also plays high and narrow, something that veteran offensive linemen will take advantage of in hand play against him. Goodman helped himself with a solid performance at Clemson's pro day, improving upon his numbers from the scouting combine and turning in a sub-4.7 in the 40-yard dash on his campus. If a team can get Goodman to embrace using his physical tools in a more aggressive manner - he's physical, but not nasty - he would be a steal of a third-round pick in this draft.