Just say no to Mack Brown players. Bmore check out Malliciah Goodman. Pretty positive he is a strong side DE.
Who holds the Clemson record for the amount of plays in a season by a defensive lineman?
Gaines Adams? Da'Quan Bowers?
The correct answer is Goodman, who was on the field for 767 plays last season in his first year as a starter for the Tigers.
In 2008, Clemson landed the consensus top high school recruit in Bowers, but a year later, the Tigers nabbed another highly-ranked defensive end from the prep ranks in Goodman. But because of the depth of Clemson's line, he didn't become a full-time starter until last season when he started all 14 games opposite Andre Branch.
Goodman didn't come close to Branch in terms of production with only 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks, but he consistently found himself in the backfield, putting pressure on the quarterback.
At 280 pounds, Goodman isn't the quickest or most explosive rusher off the edge, but he works hard to the pocket and has the strength to handle blockers in one-on-one situations. If he can elevate his statistics as a senior, look for Goodman to improve his draft stock, which is currently in the mid-round range.
STRENGTHS Powerful left end prospect with thick upper and lower body builds, could grow into five-technique if a team required it. Brings a serious punch with huge 11-inch hands, can control and pop off his man to make stops. Gets off the ball quickly for his size when in pass rush mode, bulling his man backwards or using his strength to work the outside shoulder. Also effective splitting double moves and beating guards when lined up inside on third down. Keeps his eyes in the backfield, will get his hands in passing lanes and shed and close to the quarterback if his man stops his feet when the play is extended.