What To Like
The first thing Brian Kelly looks at when talking quarterbacks is arm strength. Kelly knows his quarterbacks will be asked to make throws that require a strong arm. Everett Golson possess the type of arm Kelly looks for.
When looking at Golson on film, you find a quarterback with mobility who already knows how to move the pocket to keep a play alive. This will serve him well at Notre Dame and provide to make him a solid fit.
If Golson stays to plan and enrolls early at Notre Dame, he should push his game to a level where he'll be able to fight for playing time if needed early.
What May Concern You
The first thing everyone is going to look at when talking about Golson is his height. However, the thing he will have to work on most is his field vision and decision-making.
Two of Kelly's successful quarterbacks were six feet or shorter (Ben Mauk / Zach Collaros) and both posted high numbers and wins during their time under Kelly.
The offense ran by Kelly provides throwing lanes for quarterbacks who are not traditional height.
Brian Kelly stayed true to his core beliefs by taking a quarterback in this class. Kelly loves to have more quarterbacks than most programs on his roster. However, this had to be the right type of quarterback and Kelly stayed very picky during the process of the signal callers he offered.
Golson will give Kelly a true dual-threat at the quarterback position and a player who will have a chance to compete early for playing time.