BIO: Two-year starter who led the team in tackles as a senior posting 97/7.5/3. Sat out the .03 season recovering from a broken collarbone. Junior totals were 75/13/4.
POSITIVES: Competitive defender with solid size and instincts. Breaks down well, plays with knee-bend, and displays technique getting off blocks. Diagnoses the action, keeps the play in front of him and stays with assignments. Takes good angles to the action and consistently puts himself in a position to make a play on the ball. Scrapes well laterally, plays heads up football and wraps up tackling. Gets adequate depth on drops.
NEGATIVES: Not a nimble defender and has difficulty redirecting to the ballcarrier. Rarely makes plays on the pass and must improve his cover skills.
ANALYSIS: A prospect with growth potential, Goolsby offers potential at a number of linebacker positions. Needs to make gains in the weight room, yet has the underlying skills to be a reserve in the NFL.