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Absurdly Premature, Non First Round Draft Look: William Gholston

I’m a big fan of draft breakdowns and predictions, so I feel it’s never to early to take a peak at potential Packers draft picks. That being said, I won’t predict first round picks because I feel like that would be jinxing the draft order. (No need to tell me that’s ridiculous. But you never mess with the off chance that stuff is real) So I will be aggregating links that you can use to read about a potential Packers mid-late round pick. Enjoy!

William Gholston | DE | Michigan State | 6’7 | 278

National Football Post

Walter Football

NFL Draft Scout

Summary: Gholston seems to have some questions about his motor and his consistency. That being said, he is playing as a 4-3 end/7 technique in college and is being projected as a 3-4 end/5 technique in the NFL. National Football Post believes he has the raw strength and length to be a productive 3-4 end and brings great physical attributes that can be refined in the NFL. Walter Football is higher on his skills, praising his ability to anchor against the run and once again praising his physical abilities. NFL Draft Scout offers a game by game update on how he’s playing, something worth following.

All in all, he looks to be a 2nd round pick who could move up late first round with a good combine and strong finish to the season. With Ryan Pickett nearing the end of his career and former teammate Jerel Worthy already on the team, it seems like he could be a great fit with Green Bay and their Defense.

Extra Point: He is the cousin of former Buckeye and first round pick Vernon Gholston

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