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Malliciah Goodman, DE

School: Clemson  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Florence, SC
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 276 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.782.711.7226 31 1/29'6"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Broad shoulders and passes the eye test with uncanny arm length (36") and large hands (11"). Good first step and attacks with a fiery attitude, sometimes appearing to be the meanest guy in the stadium. Assignment sound and holds contain, setting the edge and using his eyes to quickly react.

Nice job using his limbs to extend and make initial contact, working off blocks. Strong hands and length to strip and rip with a knack for forcing fumbles (eight career FFs). Physical run stopper and lined up mostly at 5-technique end spot at Clemson. Works hard to get underneath blockers and work around the arc to the pocket.

WEAKNESSES: Streaky snap anticipation and is late off the ball, routinely the last lineman to move. Needs to stay balanced through contact, spending too much time on the ground. Needs to develop more versatility with his pass rush moves, appearing to use the same motion on each snap. Tends to out-run the pocket and struggles to turn the corner.

Needs to use his arms and hands more aggressively when locked up. Looks tight when quickly changing directions. Spent too much time on the sidelines and had a "wow" bowl game, which prompts the question where was this intensity the rest of the season?

Dane Brugler

Player Overview

Despite playing behind future second round draft picks Da'Quan Bowers and Andre Branch over the first two seasons, the coaches considered Goodman too good to redshirt of keep on the sidelines as he saw a good amount of playing time as a reserve.

With Bowers going to the NFL, Goodman became a starter in 2011 as a junior and recorded a career-best 49 tackles. He saw his snaps diminish in 2012, but he did finish among the team leaders in sacks (7.0) and tackles for loss (9.5).

At 272 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.

The career statistics aren't gaudy (12 sacks) and he'll never be a double-digit sack artist, but Goodman brings intriguing tools to the table. He had a "wow" bowl game performance against LSU with three sacks, which brings the question: where was this intensity the rest of the season?

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03/16/2013 - 2013 Clemson Pro Day: Twenty NFL teams including New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik, and five NFL receiver coaches watched 12 Clemson players and one Southern Illinois player work out on March 7. The Jets were there to see Malliciah Goodman.

Malliciah Goodman, DE (6-3 1/2, 273 pounds) - Goodman ran the 40-yard dash in 4.70 and 4.67 seconds. He recorded a 33-inch vertical, a 9-foot-9 broad jump, a 4.48-second short shuttle run and 7.10-seconds in the three-cone drill. He had the same reps (26) at 225 as at the NFL combine. His biggest measurable might be his nearly 37-inch-long arms. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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