Mike Detillier doesn’t believe Senquez Golson has played his last football game, but if by some quirk of fortune he has, well, there’s nothing Golson can do to lower his status in the eyes of Ole Miss fans.
“If he doesn’t ever play another play again he’s in Ole Miss lore forever. He sealed the deal against Alabama. That tells me a lot about him. You look at that play. He just didn’t knock the ball down. He made it, and he did that all year long, time and time again.”
Detillier, a South Louisiana-based draft analyst, like many others believes Golson will go in the third round.
“He’s on the small side height-wise, so he’s going to lose some battles against some of this huge tsunami of big receivers that you see more and more coming out of high school and college ranks. He’s a feisty little guy. He finds the ball quickly, he makes a play on it, and he finishes the deal. A lot of guys get their hands on the football. He intercepts it. You wonder about guys that can’t get their hands on the football and finish the deal, but he does.
“He’s quick in the hips and has good recovery speed. His abiliyt to plant and drive real hard to the football is impressive, and he comes up the alley pretty quick in run defense. He’s not going to be making a ton of tackles for you in that front seven, but he’s not afraid to stick his head in there and make a play.”
CBSSports.com projects Golson in the third round and Cody Prewitt in the fourth.
Detillier sees Prewitt as a strong safety in the NFL, a move away from free safety where he was a two-time All-American at Ole Miss.
“He’s a different type of guy. I think when you watch him on tape, he’s got good hands for the interception, but the first thing that jumps out at you is his physicality. He’s really kind of another linebacker playing in that front seven. His cover skills are not what you would be looking for at the free safety position. I think he’s more of a strong safety guy, big hitter, very physical. You pass in his part of the country, you’re going to get rocked to your socks because that’s one thing he can do.”
More on Golson, Prewitt and the draft in Thursday’s Daily Journal.