Former Steelers second-round pick Senquez Golson doesn’t last long in Oakland

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Senquez Golson has enough talent that the Steelers drafted him in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. But he still hasn’t played in an NFL game, and the news today raises the question of whether he ever will.

Golson was cut by the Raiders today, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Golson was just signed by Oakland last month.

An All-American cornerback out of Ole Miss, Golson was expected to make an impact in Pittsburgh but missed his entire rookie year with a shoulder injury. He then missed the entire 2016 season with a foot injury and was released by the Steelers before the 2017 season.

The Buccaneers picked Golson up for their practice squad last year, but he lasted just one week in Tampa before the Bucs cut him.

Realistically, Golson may be running out of NFL opportunities. Although he was an excellent player in college, his NFL career has been star-crossed, and it may be coming to an end.

28 responses to “Former Steelers second-round pick Senquez Golson doesn’t last long in Oakland

  1. That’s bizarre to be cut so quickly and for someone with his pedigree. Is he still injured or is it attitude?

  2. I remember when Steelers fans were on here raging about his potential.

    Ok. Before you go there. In the same draft the Ravens took Breshad Perriman and Maxx Williams. Teams don’t always get it right.

  3. “Excellent player in college” is a meaningless term to me considering excellence is often little more than being better than all the guys who could never make it to the NFL. Thus, a Heisman trophy winner is a bust and we all wonder why. Because they were awesome against a bunch of future accountants.

    College football is useless.

  4. Steelers took Dupree in the 1rst rnd too. But, in fairness, 2015 was just a bad draft. Unless you’re as astute as the Patriots, who got a few good players.

  5. And Antonio Brown was a 6th round draft pick. Shows you what a crap shoot the draft process is. So many teams overvalue pedigree and the school they went to and not upside and work ethic.

  6. tedmurph says:
    May 23, 2018 at 6:53 pm
    Steelers took Dupree in the 1rst rnd too. But, in fairness, 2015 was just a bad draft. Unless you’re as astute as the Patriots, who got a few good players.

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    Do you watch football, or read about it from time to time? Plenty of pro bowlers in 2015 class, not one from the Patriots. I’ll bet you couldn’t even recall a single player from that draft without looking it up before you made that comment. SMH.

  7. He needs someone who is a DB guru to take a look to see if there is anything in him that can be saved ~ But I find that highly unlikely to happen because of the injuries ~ I hate to see any of these young men fall on their face after working so hard in college only to have injuries end his days as a pro ~ Just a shame ~

  8. Gordon Guffey says:
    May 23, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    I hate to see any of these young men fall on their face after working so hard in college only to have injuries end his days as a pro
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    Big assumption that he was a hard worker in college. Many of these kids are freak athletes who get by on God given talent and never push themselves. They get to the league where everyone has freaky ability and all of a sudden they can’t cut it and they never learned to work hard.
    See: Vince Young, Ryan Leaf etc etc

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    @trueFBFan

    Overall the 2015 draft was very mediocre. The first round had a bunch of guys who look good in uniform, but were not as productive as their draft position. The Patriots got starting DT Malcolm Brown (1st), starting guard, Shaq Mason and starting DE, Trey Flowers (4th), special teams contributors, Jordan Richards and Gene Grissom (2nd and 4th), plus starting long snapper, Joe Cardona (5th).

    The Patriots traded 6th round pick, AJ Derby to the Broncos for a 5th rounder which was then exchanged for RB, Mike Gillislie. All in all it was a very successful draft for the Patriots.
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  10. Yet another SEC bust…that line is getting extremely long too
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    Todd Gurley, Julio Jones, AJ Green, Alvin Kamara, Geno Atkins, Keanu Neal, Myles Garrett, Carlos Dunlap.

    Yep, a bunch of busts.

  11. Outside of getting lucky with Polamalu and Ike “Shower Pics” Taylor the Steelers have never been able to identify, draft or sign secondary talent. The fact they took what’s-his-name in the first round shows that they still are clueless.

  12. 6ball says:
    May 23, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    All in all it was a very successful draft for the Patriots.
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    So a couple fringe starters who would be backups on most other teams is considered very successful? Keep living in fantasy land, maybe Nick Foles isn’t a Superbowl MVP there.

  13. A Steelers fan. I was really pumped up on him the summer he was drafted. Sadly, a bad ending…never delivered as a SUPERSTAR in the CB position that so badly needed big talent. He is a very good person and I wish him all the best. The Steelers have the worst secondary in the NFL and the fans were simply calling for heads. I firmly believe Golson will THRIVE on a team that has a solid talented secondary…unlike the Steelers. We haven’t heard the last of Senquez! God Bless Senquez.

  14. The irony is the Steelers signed his teammate to their practice squad two years ago and he became every bit the player and then some that Golson was supposed to be. His name, Mike Hilton.

  15. envybreedsidiocy says:
    May 23, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    “Excellent player in college” is a meaningless term to me considering excellence is often little more than being better than all the guys who could never make it to the NFL. Thus, a Heisman trophy winner is a bust and we all wonder why. Because they were awesome against a bunch of future accountants.

    College football is useless.

    So useless that it feeds your favorite team with players each year…College football has been around long before NFL and will be long after!

  16. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    May 23, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    “Outside of getting lucky with Polamalu and Ike “Shower Pics” Taylor the Steelers have never been able to identify, draft or sign secondary talent…”

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    What??? Never??? Did time just begin with your millenniial era? What about HOF Mel Blount? Or HOF Rod Woodson? Ever hear of Carnell Lake? The Steelers have drafted plenty of great DB talent. Just not much lately.

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