Bucs Add A Defensive End

April 27th, 2013

William Gholston, defensive end, Michigan State, is your newest Buccaneer.

Problem with Gholston, other than his cousin is Vernon Gholston, is he is way too inconsistent. At times he looked like Simeon Rice. Other times, he played like Sackless Kyle Moore.

Gholston, physically, is everything you would want from a defensive end, and is a bit of a freakish athlete at 6-7, 273 pounds, but too often he takes off plays.

Joe is convinced Bucs coach Greg Schiano will not tolerate such nonsense, a guy not getting the most of his talent.

Mike Mayock made the same point on NFL Network, while Les Miles, sitting next to Mayock on the NFL Network set, said he was stunned a guy of Gholston’s talent went so late in the draft. Miles said he was after Gholston in high school.

Here’s an interesting Detroit Free Press feature on Gholston, which makes a case he probably should have stayed in school since he has so much upside.

36 Responses to “Bucs Add A Defensive End”

  1. snook Says:

    Great. Another Big 10 pick. Yuck.

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Yes! Been calling this for two days now. Excellent pick. Superbly gifted athlete with unlimited upside. Check out his highlights. Plays sort of like a bigger version of Jason Taylor. Love it!

  3. snook Says:

    Who’s Simeon Rick?

  4. fantasydoop Says:

    I like that it’s a high upside pick. We’ll see.

  5. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Rockstar! Rockstar! Rockstar!

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Adding Gholston gives us some fantastic quality depth at DE. Plus he has the ability, like Michael Bennett, to move inside on passing downs and provide just as much quality pass rush from that position. I’m more excited about this pick than any other except Johnthan Banks.

  7. Andrew 1 Says:

    I think the bucs just redeemed themselves with this pick

  8. rrsrq Says:

    Are we forgetting about the return of George Selvie, hopefully he returns to college form and gives us good depth, still concerned about LB depth

  9. TopDoggie Says:

    If Schiano straightens him out we will be saying many prayers of thanks that he was inconsistant in collage thus falling to us this late in the draft. He can be a great player. Round one talent when he is on.

  10. Robbie_G Says:

    Build up that pass rush to go with the new secondary. With only 2 picks left, do they get a return guy? Maybe a back up RB or a O lineman? Or maybe they get a TE because Freeman doesn’t have enough wepons

  11. SensibleBuc Says:


    Great pick. To get a guy who was seen as a 1st round talent this late is great. His game reminds me of Mike Bennett’s. Either way he’s got great talent.

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    YES we got William Gholston 6’6″ 281 Michigan St….Luv how this kid knocks down passes

  13. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I wonder if will we trade Blount to Detroit at the top of the 5th

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    CLAP CLAP CLAP for Marcus Lattimore… Pulling for the kid

  15. Rickster07 Says:

    The word INCONSISTENT is killing me. The last three draft picks have that word to there name…

  16. FLBoyInDallas Says:


    Totally agree. Right on. Coming into the 2012 season he was graded as a first round pick. He only fell because of inconsistency this year. Bucs fans are gonna love this guy when they see what he’s capable of.

  17. Sneedy16 Says:

    Inconsistency tends to not show as much in a rotation. Full time starter it shows when you are taking off plays. He will shine in this defense as a rotation DE/DT

  18. NY Bucs fan Says:

    I think our draft so far stinks we being talked about as being draft losers

  19. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Inconsistency with linemen usually is corrected by good coaching. This guy has a huge upside….very much worth this pick.

  20. Snook Says:


    Agree on Lattimore. Pulling for the kid.

    And really glad SF took him right before ATL. I wouldn’t want him in Atlanta.

  21. BucFanForever Says:

    What team got Revis with this draft?

    The Bucs.


  22. Snook Says:

    Coach him up, Bryan Cox!!! Coach the Big 10 sorriness out of him.

  23. JonBuc Says:

    NY Bucs Fan = Jets fan in disguise?

  24. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    For fans who’ve done some research and aren’t focused on big names but who are familiar with some of these players, this is a good draft for the Bucs. Media grades on drafts are rubbish and not worth considering. They tend to focus on familiar names (like the stupid Honey Badger, etc) and don’t do real scouting research. As a Bucs fan I’m completely satisfied with this draft.

  25. Rickster07 Says:

    Lol @ bucsfanforever.

  26. NY Bucs fan Says:

    Umm no I hate the jets. We will see banks is the only one that might start in the nfl

  27. rrsrq Says:

    Great draft, not really but a good draft none the less, however it is good to be drafting for depth, knowing that our young starters are growing together and if healthy, this can be good for years

  28. NY Bucs fan Says:

    Every player we have drafted so are what inconstant. And started only 13 or 14 games

  29. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Yeah he’s a great kid. Frank Gores experience with similar injuries should bold well for the young man. Wish him all the best.

  30. mark2001 Says:

    NY…I would think a guy from New York would know something about the effect of no nonsense discipline. Shianno and the rest of the coaching staff won’t put up with loafing underachievers. Every decision and method he has used at this time is to get the young men to grow up and accept personal responsibility. They will either shape up, or over a three year contract tenure will be out of the league.

    So I’m not as worried about this as you. Or is NY getting soft.

  31. k_bassuka Says:

    I like this pick, if we aren’t SB contenders or a solid playoff team then we failed.

  32. NY Bucs fan Says:

    I love the coaching just don’t see any real starters besides banks. I like what we did this offseason

  33. Rob Says:

    Another reach in the middle rounds. Neither one are elite athletes or technicians. The middle rounds have not produced much for us over the years and both 4th rounders Show us why.

  34. Jacko101 Says:

    We need to Go Offense WR/TE now

  35. Tampa2 Says:

    I hereby declare NY Bucs Fan an idiot.

  36. DSZ Says:

    It’s a 5th round pick…at least we didn’t take a punter this time.