Oct 4, 2014; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive backSenquez Golson
(21) celebrates after intercepting a pass in the end zone intended for Alabama Crimson Tide tight endO.J. Howard
(88) to win the game during the second half at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Rebels won 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
2015 NFL Draft Sleepers
8) Senquez Golson, Ole Miss CB
Size is the only reason this unanimous first-team All-American isn’t at least a second-round pick. At 5’9″ he isn’t a fit outside for the Seahawks, but with Jeremy Lane coming off a broken arm, and torn ACL, there could be a place for Golson at slot corner and special teams gunner.
Golson is a fantastic all-around athlete, with ridiculously good lateral quickness and balance. He also good competitiveness, instincts, toughness and every other intangible you could ask for, including love of the game.
He was an eight-round pick of the Boston Red Sox coming out of high school, but declined the $1.35 million signing bonus in favor of furthering his football career. Think about that, how many 18 year-olds say no to $1.35 million dollars?
Golson would be a perfect pick-up to play right-away if Lane can’t return by the start of the season, or if Lane eventually follows Byron Maxwell to a free agent pay-day. Wherever he goes, Golson will be a productive player in the NFL.
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