Hoards of Steelers fans have been clamoring for the Steelers to take a corner early in the draft. Well, they finally got their wish. In a bit of a surprise move (to me), the Steelers selected Mississippi cornerback Senquez Golson in the second round. I knew the team liked Golson, but didn’t see them taking him so early. Golson was surprised, too.
“I had no idea they would pull the trigger on me this early,’’ Golson said Friday night. Golson has a nose for the ball. He had 10 interceptions last season. He’s also short. Very short. At 5′,8″ and a half, he’s going to face his share of challenges covering larger NFL receivers.
Golson has everything you want in a cornerback except size. He attributed much of his 10 inteceptions last year to film study. “It had a lot to do with a lot of film watching and a lot of understanding of what’s going on out in the field.” Carnell Lake called Golson “a ball-hawking CB who has very good quickness, ball skills and anticipation.”
According to PFF, he allowed a QB Rating of 44.9 on throws into his coverage, which was the 5th best in this class.