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Everett Golson hopes for an NFL shot, despite no Combine invitation

GAINESVILLE, FL - NOVEMBER 28:  Everett Golson #6 of the Florida State Seminoles warms up before  the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 28, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former Notre Dame and Florida State quarterback Everett Golson is spending the spring in Arizona training for the NFL. But he’s not training for the Combine because he wasn’t invited.

Golson told ESPN he hasn’t heard from NFL teams but is doing what he can to prepare himself to end up on an NFL team in three months.

I haven’t talked to anybody,” he said. “Right now, my head is just down, focused, ready to go, just trying to do what I can do here to make sure I’m in the best position I’m in.”

Realistically, any quarterback not invited to the Combine is a long shot to get drafted. Extra quarterbacks are invited to the Combine to help out with passing during wide receiver drills, and the NFL invited 18 quarterbacks this year. There hasn’t been a draft in which 18 quarterbacks were selected since 1992, when the draft was 12 rounds. Golson knows it’s not a good sign that the NFL didn’t think him worthy of a Combine invitation.

“I mean, it is what it is,” Golson said. “I’m disappointed.

Golson is only six feet tall, isn’t an extremely polished passer and had academic issues that caused him to miss a season at Notre Dame and didn’t play in Florida State’s bowl game last season for what were described as personal reasons. So there are plenty of reasons to understand why NFL teams don’t see him as much of a prospect. Even if Golson is still hoping for a chance to prove the doubters wrong.

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8 Responses to “Everett Golson hopes for an NFL shot, despite no Combine invitation”
  1. patpatriot7 says: Feb 17, 2016 7:03 AM

    After leaving Notre Dame because the coach didn’t hand him the starting job because he was coming back for his fifth year, he transferred to Florida State. There, he started, and lost the job to a freshman; so he made up a “personal problem” to miss the bowl game. In both of those instances, injuries to his replacements subsequently would have given him that exposure he wanted for the NFL.
    Now, he’d be better off going to Canada where his skills translate well to the CFL.

  2. irishgary says: Feb 17, 2016 7:30 AM

    He’s a quitter.

    Go Irish

  3. danfromindy says: Feb 17, 2016 9:47 AM

    I’m hoping for an NFL shot too. It’s only been 18 years since my college ball days. I’m still hoping! HA!

  4. outlaw53 says: Feb 17, 2016 10:16 AM

    “academic issues”? Actually, he was caught cheating. He was talented prior to sitting out for cheating…but he was never quite the same when he returned.

    Why would any NFL team what a cheater…and a quitter?

  5. brandonj21 says: Feb 17, 2016 11:52 AM

    He would have to change to defensive back to even be considered.

  6. cfos00 says: Feb 17, 2016 12:48 PM

    Also, he was a turnover machine in his last year at Notre Dame. So there’s that.

  7. oldcat157 says: Feb 17, 2016 8:01 PM

    I hope he has a college degree, or will embrace a career in coaching.

  8. lewsblues says: Feb 17, 2016 10:42 PM

    he was a terrible QB … that doesn’t translate into a career North of the border …

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