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Senquez Golson, CB

School: Ole Miss  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Pascagoula, MS
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 176 lbs.
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.462.591.5415 33 1/210'0"4.206.81
Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Quick footwork, smooth hips and pedal to get vertical in a hurry. Explosive click-and-close ability to burst and drive on the ball. Very good timing and read/react quickness to bait-and-jump with above average ballskills. Makes acrobatic interceptions look easy.

Plays with elite confidence to make correct reads and pluck. Highly competitive and aggressive at the catch point. Nice job working around targets to make plays on the ball, but not making contact. Quick-thinker with improved recognition skills and eye use to analyze the action in a flash.

Impressive physique for a smaller framed body and throws his body around in run support. Physical striker with closing burst as a tackler with strong hands to finish in space, breaking down well on the move. Highly productive with 31 passes defended and 16 interceptions in his career, finishing second in the FBS with 10 interceptions in 2014.

WEAKNESSES: Undersized with below average height and arm length. Obvious mismatch that offenses will exploit when matched up one-on-one with bigger targets.

Gets himself in trouble when he turns his hips too early. Has made substantial strides with his technique, but still relies on natural athleticism over mechanics. Inexperienced in press, struggling with technique issues when jamming. Bad habit of freelancing in zone coverage, vacating his responsibilities that will result in negative plays.

Limited tackling radius shows in space and his short arms stand out on tackle attempts. Has been accused in the past of not having the dedication needed to hone his craft. Was arrested for a minor incident (June 2014) and was charged with disorderly conduct. Calls baseball his ?first love? and has always vowed to return to the game.

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

Although his career had been best known for being juked out by Trent Richardson as a freshman, Golson changed all that with an All-American type of senior season, leading the SEC in interceptions as the ball seemed to find him.

He was selected in the eighth round (262nd overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox as a centerfielder out of high school, turning down a $1.4 million contract and gave up collegiate baseball after his freshman season. He does continue to practice on the diamond and might not be ready to give up the sport.

On the football field, Golson is a natural athlete who relies on his natural skills, but needs to stay motivated to cultivating his technique in order to survive at the next level ? he is a highly aggressive player, which is a blessing and a curse. Goldson has a natural feel for the position with top-notch ballskills, but his lack of size shows up quite a bit, projecting him best inside as a nickel CB in the NFL.

A three-star cornerback recruit out of high school, Golson came close to inking a Major League Baseball deal, but decided to go to school, picking Ole Miss over Alabama, mostly because the in-state Rebels allowed him to play both sports.

He was pushed into action as a true freshman due to injuries and was again a part-time starter as a sophomore in 2012. Golson started 10 games in 2013 as a junior, recording 41 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, five passes defended and two interceptions.

He had his best season as a senior field cornerback, leading the SEC in interceptions (10) and passes defended (18), adding 43 tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss. Golson earned First Team All-SEC honors and some All-American nods for his 2014 campaign.

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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Steelers' eight picks: Round 2/56 - Senquez Golson, CB, 5-9, 176, Mississippi...Picked for another desperate need, he is an aggressive, smart, fast, ball-hawking player the Steelers have not had in quite some time at the position. His shortcoming is his height, although he still intercepted 10 passes last season. Unanimous All-America in a tough conference. - The Sports Xchange


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