2015 Guide: What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about MARKUS GOLDEN: Missouri, 6023 260 4.74. One-year starter from St. Louis, MO. Spent one season at junior college prior to joining the Tigers for the 2012 season. He became a factor in 2013 as part of their deep defensive line rotation and furthered his NFL draft stock with a big 2014 campaign. Golden is a tenacious defender who plays with an incredibly high motor at all times. He can translate his speed and strength to functional power. His effort and use of leverage are consistent throughout a game. He is the kind of defender who can make his way to the action one way or another and make things happen. Lacks the ideal frame that most teams look for in a defensive end, but there are several components to his game that can make up for it. An all out hustler with a consistent fire and passion for the game. Powerful and strong from head to toe. Has the speed to pursue away from the line. Quick reactions to the blocker. Can adjust his approach at the last second. Low center of gravity with good knee bend and strong, violent hands. Strong tackler who is constantly trying to strip the ball from the ball carrier. Can get off blocks with his relentless style of play in combination with his strength/quickness combination. Can use an effective spin move, rip, or pull rush to beat a blocker. Has a lot of success when stunting to the middle of the line. Big hands. Maxed out frame. Tight in the hips and doesn’t change direction with fluidity. Lacks the height and length to keep blockers from locking on. Is driven out of the action by double teams and chip blocks. Will not win the initial battle against blockers at times. 2014 stats: 78 T, 20 TFL, 10 sacks, 12 QBH, 3 FF. Edge speed:left 2.31, right 2.45. OSR:25/31 for DE. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31, H-10 3/4, BP-17, SS-4.61).