#MizzouMade DE @MarkgMiz is headed to #Arizona with the @AZCardinals! Congrats, Markus! #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/vxdfim51OJ— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) May 2, 2015
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">With the 58th pick in the 2015 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NFLDraft?src=hash">#NFLDraft</a>, the <a href="https://twitter.com/AZCardinals">@AZCardinals</a> select DE Markus Golden from <a href="https://twitter.com/OleMissFB">@OleMissFB</a> <a href="http://t.co/lzx1rBqpGR">pic.twitter.com/lzx1rBqpGR</a></p>— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) <a href="https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/594308029492793344">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Golden makes 12 former MU defensive ends drafted since Gary Pinkel and Craig Kuligowski took over in 2001.— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) May 2, 2015
That's our MVP! Good luck terrorizing the NFC West, Markus. pic.twitter.com/08pojfPxVb— BWW Citrus Bowl (@BWWCitrusBowl) May 2, 2015
Markus Golden & Sean Weatherspoon are teammates in Arizona. Two of the best leaders to come through Mizzou's program in years.— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) May 2, 2015
NFL Draft Profile: Markus Golden - Jack Peglow | Rock M Nation
In addition to his unrivaled jet engine of a motor, Golden possesses a keen awareness for the ball that has benefits in both the running and the passing game. This vision allows him to quickly discern where the offense is aiming the current running play, he then does a good job of using his hands – a staple of Missouri defense ends – to shed blocks and put himself in a position to make the tackle. He plays disciplined in the running game, and is diligent about maintaining his assignment. Whether that means stuffing a runner trying to burst through the edge of the line or setting the edge on a swing play so that a linebacker can come clean things up, Golden can be counted on to take care of business.
Who could forget this?
Which naturally led to this:
Or when Golden scooped up a fumble and did the Gator-chomp IN THE SWAMP?
Or when Golden rep'd the SEC vs the B1G?