Everett Golson, QB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 200 lbs.
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Player Overview

The former Notre Dame passer accounted for 37 touchdowns (29 passing, 8 rushing) in 2014 in Brian Kelly's offense, including three touchdown throws against Florida State last October. It was almost four touchdowns and a victory for the Irish at Doak Campbell Stadium if not for an offensive pass interference penalty that negated a touchdown in the final seconds.

While Golson certainly had his share of highlight plays at Notre Dame, his inconsistency led to his benching as he unraveled down the stretch in '14, finishing with 14 interceptions and 12 fumbles. After graduating in the spring and Notre Dame coaches favoring Malik Zaire as the starting quarterback, Golson became eligible to transfer without having to sit out, choosing to play his final year of college eligibility at Florida State.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Golson has a live arm with the velocity to make NFL throws with excellent wrist snap to fire off lasers without setting his base. He is an above average athlete with the functional mobility to move the pocket and improvise when the play breaks down.

WEAKNESSES: Undersized at 6-feet, 200 pounds, leading to batted balls at the line of scrimmage that too often result in turnovers. Impossible to ignore the lack of consistency and his tendency to turn the ball over.

His dancing and wasted movements behind the line of scrimmage will get him in trouble. Careless with the ball when running and makes too many poor decisions passing downfield. Golson is at his best with designed roll-outs when he can clearly see the entire field, lacking an intuitive feel in the pocket to feel pressure and stay comfortable with the walls closing in on him.

IN OUR VIEW: While the mistakes are easy to spot, Golson does a lot of things well on the football field and shows the mental grit to handle a lot on his plate. If he's able to improve his consistency as a senior, which will be tough as he adapts to a new playbook, coaching staff and supporting cast, Golson shouldn't be eliminated as a possible draft pick next spring.

--Dane Brugler (8/7/15)

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09/09/2015 - For being on Florida State's campus for less than three months, Everett Golson looked very comfortable running Jimbo Fisher's offense Saturday night. The graduate transfer from Notre Dame matched a career high with four touchdown passes and had the seventh 300-yard game of his career to help the No. 10 Seminoles beat Texas State 59-16. "We put up 59 points. That's a good thing for a quarterback," said wide receiver Jesus Wilson, who caught a 14-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to make it 42-10. "He reminded me of Jameis (Winston, who was drafted first overall by Tampa Bay). He made some really good throws."

Golson, who got his degree in May and arrived in town a couple months later, was 19 for 25 for 302 yards. "I liked what Everett did, not just throwing the ball but what he managed to gain," Fisher said. "I thought he was accurate with the ball and protected it for the most part." Florida State mainly kept it on the ground in the first half, running on 23 of 32 plays. Golson though took advantage of the worn-down Texas State defense in the second half, going 12 of 16 for 228 yards. During the preseason, Fisher talked about Golson's ability to extend plays with his feet. He showed that on his first touchdown pass as he eluded the rush, rolled left and found Travis Rudolph for a 5-yard touchdown strike to make it 28-10 with 9:06 remaining in the third quarter. - AP Sports



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