William Gholston Scouting Report
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NFL Draft > 2013 Prospects > DE > William Gholston

William Gholston Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Big10
School: Michigan State Spartans
Year/Status: Junior
Jersey Number: #2
Height & Weight: 6'7 - 278 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Fifth Round
Drafted 4.29 in 2013 by TB

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.96
Bench press23
Vertical jump28.5
Broad jump110
Three-cone drill7.20
20-yard shuttle4.59

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

William Gholston, DE, Michigan State

William Gholston put together a solid collegiate career while at Michigan State. Terrific height and bulk to be a traditional end at the next level.

Gholston is a power-rusher with raw, underdeveloped talent. Lateral agility is lacking, but moves quickly downhill. Long frame can eat up ground quickly. Can collapse the pocket and gets up well to swat at passing lanes. Relies on wearing down his blocker and brings good intensity throughout the game.

Strong tackler and can bring down ball-carriers hard. Well-balanced game, but unlikely to ever be a dominant pass-rusher in the NFL. Could transition to a 3-4 end later in his career given his huge length. Potential in short zone coverages, but currently very stiff in his lower half and footwork.

Cousins with former New York Jets OLB Vernon Gholston. Plays hot with high energy. Maintains good gap integrity and stays on assignment reliably. Defensive leader with the Spartans and led one of the Big Ten's best defenses the last two seasons.

Gholston projects as a fifth round prospect in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Mar-09-2013 by Matt De Lima

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