The Patriots had a private workout with Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston in Columbus, Ohio this morning.
Gholston (6-3, 266) is considered one of the top prospects in the NFL draft. While he played defensive end at Ohio State, he would most likely project to outside linebacker in the Patriots' 3-4 alignment. Gholston would also be a key part of sub packages, where his pass-rush capabilities would further be utilized.
At the NFL combine in February, Gholston showed his strength by totaling 37 repetitions on the bench press (225 pounds), tying for the top mark of any player at any position.
This morning's private workout most accurately indicates that the Patriots are still seeking more information on Gholston before setting their draft board.
Mike, I'd like to know which coaches worked him out -- thanks.
03-20-2008 07:24 PM
Re: Pats work out Gholston...
Gholston is a beast... I'm sure Pepper had a look at him.