Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bucs' picks: Round 4/126 - William Gholston, DE, 6-7, 278, Michigan State...Gholston was among the best players on the No. 1 defense in the Big 10 the past two seasons. While he only produced 10 sacks in three seasons, he has an astounding 30 tackles for losses and is capable of playing either defensive end position. Had 10 passes defensed in 2012. Will be in the rotation as a third-down pass rusher. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Bucs' picks: Round 4/126 - William Gholston, DE, 6-7, 278, Michigan State...Gholston was among the best players on the No. 1 defense in the Big 10 the past two seasons. While he only produced 10 sacks in three seasons, he has an astounding 30 tackles for losses and is capable of playing either defensive end position. Had 10 passes defensed in 2012. Will be in the rotation as a third-down pass rusher. - The Sports Xchange
03/17/13 - 2013 Michigan State Pro Day: William Gholston, DE (6-6 3/8, 273) - Gholston ran the 40 in 5.00 and 4.97 seconds. He had a 4.66-second short shuttle time and did 21 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. He looked smooth in the position drills. Gholston is the cousin of New York Jets 2008 first-round pick Vernon Gholston. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/17/13 - 2013 Michigan State Pro Day: The scout said Gholston's individual interviews with the various teams who show interest in him will be very important, as teams try to gauge what his work ethic will be at the professional level. "He's a kid that had a tough upbring, and he grew a lot here in college,'' the scout said. "But the psychological aspect is the toughest thing to gauge; you never know how a lot of money, women and that lifestyle is going to affect a guy. He's going to have to learn to work hard all the time.''
The other issue Gholston had to rectify was his 40-yard dash time. The scout said Gholston clocked a 5-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, that that hurt his stock. Gholston took care of that with a 40-yard dash clocked in the 4.8 range on Wednesday. - Mike Griffith, Michigan Live
03/14/13 - 2013 Michigan State Pro Day: Defensive end William Gholston failed to improve his times in the 40-yard dash or short shuttle Wednesday after posting somewhat pedestrian times in each of these drills at the combine. The lack of explosiveness demonstrated in these drills won't signficantly harm Gholston's stock as the 6-6, 273-pounder is more of a power-based five-technique defensive end than a speed rusher. Still, scouts would have liked to have seen some improvement since Indianapolis and some had him slower than his original times there. Gholston also posted 21 reps on the bench press, though the scout specifically noted that this number was "okay" due to Gholston's 34" arms. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/13 - 2013 NFL Combine, Next question: Just like any interview that you might have gone through, the players invited to the Combine are there to try to get a job. They have to impress their potential employers with intelligence and dedication. Each NFL team is allowed 60 formal player interviews. Each interview can last up to 15 minutes. The topics of conversation can fluctuate wildly from team to team and from player to player.
Michigan State's William Gholston is a physically imposing prospect (6-foot-7, 278 pounds). And although he is considered a high-character person away from the game, his on-field demeanor is a question mark. Gholston plays with a violent chip on his shoulder, something that he needs to prove to scouts that he has under control. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com