FSU's Eddie Goldman to enter draft

Florida State defensive lineman Eddie Goldman plans to declare for the NFL draft Wednesday.

Goldman is ranked 11th overall by ESPN's Scouts Inc. and fifth among defensive linemen.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Goldman is a strong run-stopper and bull rusher with quick hands and a strong motor.

Goldman becomes the fifth Seminoles player to leave school early, joining quarterback Jameis Winston, cornerbacks P.J. Williams and Ronald Darby, and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.

"Eddie was a tremendous leader, student-athlete and, most importantly, a tremendous person for FSU," coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement. "I can't thank him enough for his contributions over the last three years on the field and for his leadership by example. I expect Eddie to have a tremendous professional career and I'm very excited for him and his family."

Goldman was a first-team All-ACC selection this past season after registering 35 tackles, including eight for loss and a team-high four sacks. He was the most consistent player on the entire Florida State defensive front -- and may best be remembered for his performance in a win over Clemson in 2014. Goldman forced a crucial fumble late in the fourth quarter, and also had a sack and made a fourth-down stop in overtime to help the Seminoles beat the Tigers without Winston.

Information from ESPN.com's Andrea Adelson contributed to this report.