Gholston wows NFL scouts again

gholston1
OWINGS MILLS — The rising draft stock of Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston ascended to another level this week as he impressed NFL scouts again with yet another stellar workout.

The Buckeyes star improved upon his scouting combine numbers by running a consensus 4.58 in the 40-yard dash, nearly a half-second faster than his times last month in Indianapolis.

He also set a personal best with a 42-inch vertical leap.

The Detroit native is regarded as a virtual lock to be selected in the top 10 picks in April’s draft. If available, he’s a player that the Baltimore Ravens would likely consider for the eighth overall pick of the first round.

Gholston, who recorded a school-record 14 sacks last year, slightly tweaked his hamstring in the middle of his 40-yard dash at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Gholston has scheduled private workouts for the Miami Dolphins, who own the first overall pick of the draft, and the New York Jets, who pick sixth, on Monday.

At the scouting combine, Gholston bench pressed 225 pounds 37 times.

"I’ve been working, constantly trying to get better," Gholston told Ohio reporters. "A lot of people said I did well at the combine, but I came back here and got right back to work on my drills.

"As long as you’re working, you expect good things to happen. I’m one of those people that when I get into something, I’m fully into it and I’m not holding back."

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.
This entry was posted in The Beat with Aaron Wilson by Aaron Wilson. Bookmark the permalink.

About Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 
evden eve nakliyat şirketleri ofis taşımacılığı evden eve nakliye istanbul evden eve nakliyat Şehirlerarası Evden Eve Nakliyat İstanbul Nakliyat Firmaları

Hot off the street

Flacco and Ravens Offense Still Need to Start Faster

Last weeks preseason game against the Cowboys was a strange one for the Ravens starters. Despite a 27-10 halftime lead, fans were left with an uneasy feeling and major concerns regarding the defense. ...read more

BEHIND ENEMY LINES: Steelers’ Run Game Not So Scary

Cincinnati Bengals Dalton puts on a show, looking season-ready If there was any doubt about Andy Dalton’s 2014 readiness, it was put to rest after what the “red-headed rifle” did a few night...read more

FANTASY LINKS: Steve Smith’s Value

What is Steve Smith's Fantasy Value? "He was always made for this. Steve Smith's hard-nosed, take-no-prisoners, “ice up, son” attitude always seemed custom-fit to the AFC North and its old school...read more

The Smith Who Could Have the Better Year

Newly signed wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has been the talk of the town both on the field and off since his arrival here in Baltimore during the offseason. While Smith Sr. may have stolen the head...read more

CAMP NOTES: Harbs Acknowledges Poor Tackling

Head coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media on Monday afternoon in detail for the first time since Saturday's 37-30 victory over the Cowboys in Dallas. Some points the Ravens troop leader commented...read more

View More