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Everett Golson | Quarterback

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/2/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200

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Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson "lacks ideal height, but he has a live arm with the velocity to make NFL throws with excellent wrist snap to fire off lasers without setting his base," observes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
The 6-foot, 201-pound Golson has shown flashes over his career, unfortunately he has been inconsistent and hasn't been able to put it all together. Golson was benched for Malik Zaire as he recorded 14 interceptions and 12 fumbles last season. Golson accounted for 3,728 total yards and 37 touchdowns for the Irish. Brugler believes that if Golson is "able to improve his consistency as a senior," he "shouldn't be eliminated as a possible draft pick next spring." Jun 9 - 3:58 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson "will likely need to lead Florida State to a division title" to have a shot to earn the conference's offensive POY award, surmises ESPN's Jared Sanker.

"Technically the graduate transfer is still competing for the starting job, but he will be given ample opportunity to take the offense's reins," Sanker wrote. "No offensive player in the conference will have his OPOY chances tied more to team success than Golson, though." The 6-foot, 201-pounder is battling redshirt junior Sean Maguire for the starting job. Some -- like us and Sanker -- have Golson as the heavy favorite to win that job. Others -- like ESPN's Travis Haney -- think Maguire has a better shot to earn the gig.
May 29 - 8:06 PM

Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson noted that he "just needed a fresh start," and had to put himself "in the best position possible."

"I'm out here with my guy (Carlisle) right now," Golson told Fox Sports. "I'm still wearing Notre Dame stuff. It's something that's pretty crazy right now for me to adjust to, but I do think it was best for me. I just needed a fresh start. It was me sitting down and thinking, 'OK, where do I feel the most comfortable?' It was nothing to knock Notre Dame. I just had to put myself in the best position possible." The 6-foot, 201-pounder will have to compete for the starting job and has not been promised anything by FSU HC Fisher. Golson will have to beat out redshirt junior Sean Maguire, who currently sits atop of the depth chart as FSU's No. 1 quarterback.
Source: Fox Sports
May 29 - 4:02 PM

Everett Golson is looking forward to playing "free" again with FSU in 2015.

"At the beginning of the season, I was playing free. I was having fun," Golson said of his 2014 season at Notre Dame. "Closer to the end of the season, it kinda came to feel like a burden." Golson started the season playing at a high level, especially against FSU in a narrow loss. But turnovers began to pile up and Golson was eventually replaced by Malik Zaire. We like Golson's fit in Jimbo Fisher's offense.
Source: Fox Sports
May 28 - 11:10 AM

ESPN's Travis Haney wrote that Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson is a terrible Heisman bet and predicts Sean Maguire will win the starting gig.

Golson is a 14-1 shot to win the hardware. Haney thinks that's way too high. "He was going to lose his starting job at Notre Dame to Malik Zaire before bolting," he wrote. "We’re supposed to believe he’s going to transfer to FSU and instantly become a superstar? It’s a stretch, at best." Even if it wasn't, according to the scribe, there are numerous other factors playing against Golson's candidacy. "The FSU QB will be surrounded mostly by youth and inexperience at the skill positions and on the offensive line," Haney wrote. "There’s no good reason to expect an FSU QB, Golson or Maguire, to win a Heisman Trophy. If someone forced me to bet one of the two, I’d take Maguire. He’s the likely starter."
May 27 - 1:32 AM

NFL Media ranks Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson as the best transfer player in the nation.

Golson, of course, has been brought in to replace Jameis Winston. "While Golson played in a spread attack at Notre Dame, he should adapt easily to FSU's pro-style attack," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Golson is mobile, but his arm (and not his legs) is his biggest strength, which isn't always the case with spread quarterbacks. He does have a propensity for turnovers (14 picks last season) and needs to stay calm in the pocket." Golson actually threw for four more scores than Winston last year (29 to 25). He will have a better supporting cast with the Seminoles than he did with the Irish.
May 25 - 7:49 PM

Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson's turnover issues were a "lethal combination of carelessness and bad luck," according to CSN Chicago Notre Dame insider JJ Stankevitz.

"Golson's turnover issues were a lethal combination of carelessness and bad luck. I wrote about it earlier this month on CSN, but to sum it up: Had Golson had neutral luck, he would've thrown about five fewer interceptions and had two fewer lost fumbles. But looking back, the carelessness began in Notre Dame's 4th game -- an easy win over Syracuse -- in which he had four turnovers," Stankevitz told the Orlando Sentinel. The former Notre Dame signal caller was a turnover machine in 2014, as he threw 14 interceptions and lost 8 of 12 fumbles, which eventually lead to him losing the starting job to QB Malik Zaire.
May 25 - 11:03 AM

NFL Media notes that Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson badly needs a big bounceback season to stabilize his NFL stock.

Some were talking about Golson as a potential early-round pick early last season, but his prospects crumbled at an interesting time: After nearly completing a stunning upset of Florida State, for whom he now plays. "He wasn't promised the starting job in Tallahassee, but it will be fascinating to see if Golson can regain the form he flashed in 2012, while leading the Irish to the national title game, and at times during last season," noted NFL Media. Golson is competing with redshirt junior Sean Maguire for the starting gig.
May 21 - 7:19 PM

Walter Football grades Florida State graduate QB Everett Golson as a late-round-to-undrafted prospect.

Golson, who transferred south on Tuesday, completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,445 yards with a 29/14 TD/INT rate last season. You'll recall that he also led Notre Dame to the National Championship Game in 2012. Golson will compete with redshirt junior Sean Maguire for the starting gig this summer.
May 19 - 10:18 PM

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher said graduate QB Everett Golson will not be handed the starting job over redshirt junior Sean Maguire.

The 6-foot-3, 224-pound Maguire has spent the past few seasons backing up Jameis Winston. Golson, on the other hand, has 23 starts at Notre Dame under his belt. It was Golson, Seminoles fans haven't forgotten, who nearly completed a stunning upset of FSU in Doak Campbell Stadium last fall (Irish fans, and perhaps Golson himself, still swear Notre Dame won that game). Maguire and Golson will have a fair competition for the starting job. We expect Golson to win.
May 19 - 8:59 PM

Florida State "provides an excellent opportunity" for graduate QB Everett Golson to "get back on track and improve his draft stock," wrote ESPN's Steve Muensch.

There's plenty of work to be done, as Muench passed along that colleague Kevin Weidl gave Golson a mid-to-late Day 3 range before his season imploded in November (at which point he wasn't draftable). The 6-foot tall Golson must get better at finding throwing windows (balls are frequently tipped at the line), taking care of the ball (his 22 giveaways led Power 5 conferences), improve his footwork and be more patient with his progressions. Golson has a big arm, however, and shows tremendous potential when he sets his feet. Next season, he'll face a typically soft FSU schedule and will enjoy an outstanding supporting cast led by Dalvin Cook, Travis Rudolph, Jesus Wilson, Kermit Whitfield, Ermon Lane and George Campbell. "If he can improve at winning from the pocket by going through his progressions and throwing with proper mechanics, he could once again emerge as a potential NFL prospect at QB," Muench wrote.
May 19 - 7:27 PM

Former Notre Dame QB Everett Golson is transferring to FSU, according to Bruce Feldman.

It was the expected decision. The entire conversation around Golson since last season has revolved around his number of turnovers in 2014, including 14 interceptions and 8 of 12 fumbles lost. The fact is Golson played very well to open the season, but poor decisions and turnovers, combine with bad luck, produced an underwhelming finish to the year. Yes, we could be called Golson apologists, but talent is there. He is now the most veteran quarterback on FSU's roster and has plenty of experience inside the pocket as well as creating outside of structure. Despite being behind in the playbook, we believe Golson wins FSU's quarterback competition. Keep in mind, FSU is replacing four starters along the offensive line.
May 19 - 1:07 PM

Notre Dame graduate QB Everett Golson is considering visiting more schools before he makes an official transfer decision, reports ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Golson was reportedly set to announce his next destination on Monday, but he wants more time to mull things over and perhaps consider new possibilities. Golson has or is considering the following schools, that we know of: Florida State, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, UCLA and LSU. ESPN's Joe Schad was told by a source that the Seminoles are the "front-runner" to land Golson. Stay tuned.
May 18 - 11:14 PM

Notre Dame graduate QB Everett Golson will not make his transfer decision on Monday after all, according to Brett McMurphy.

McMurphy notes Golson could even visit more schools before deciding on his transfer destination. All signs pointed towards Golson selecting FSU and announcing the choice on Monday. Florida and Georgia have also been linked to Golson and he reportedly visited each.
May 18 - 2:00 PM

Notre Dame graduate QB Everett Golson is expected to announce where he will transfer on Monday, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Florida State is still the favorite, with the Palm Beach Post reporting that Golson "could be leaning toward spending his final his season in Tallahassee." The paper also stated that Jimbo Fisher wants Golson to help replace 2013 Heisman winner Jameis Winston. The SEC's waiver process has led many to assume that Golson would be rejected from entering the conference, which has severely hurt the chances of Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
May 15 - 6:41 PM