- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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The position remains the same -- and likely will, barring major moves in free agency or a draft shakeup -- but the defensive tackle ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has selected for the Detroit Lions has changed.
Goldman is a possibility to Detroit, as is almost any defensive tackle that could be taken in the first two rounds of the draft. This position is Detroit's largest need as only three tackles are on the roster right now: Caraun Reid, Xavier Proctor, and Jermelle Cudjo. Of the three, only Reid played a snap for the Lions last season, and he was used sparingly behind Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, C.J. Mosley, and Andre Fluellen -- all of whom are free agents.
The 6-foot-3 Goldman is the No. 3 defensive tackle on the ESPN/Scouts Inc. rankings and the No. 18 player overall. It would be a somewhat sensical pick for the Lions, although it would be interesting to see what could happen if the Lions brought back Fairley and had Goldman next to him since those would be two massive players next to each other.