NFL tells Gholston where he projects

Prior to entering the NFL draft, most juniors ask a league advisory committee to evaluate where they will go in the draft. The evaluation Ohio State defensive end Vernon Golston received was a little surprising.

"They say I'm a second-rounder," Ghoston told ESPN.

This is really surprising. After breaking Mike Vrabel's sack record at Ohio State, and with his amazing size-speed ration, this analysis is perplexing."

What led to this disappointing evaluation? Well Gholston is considered a tweener - a little undersized (about 260 pounds) to play NFL defensive end, and unproven as a linebacker.

But if he shows the hips and quickness neccessary in his workouts, to drop into coverage on the next level, his stock could go back up into the Top 10. But right now his coverage skills are a gray area.

"What I bring is versatility," Golston said. "At 265 pounds I can add or lose weight. I can be a rush end and a linebacker. One thing I've never had a problem doing is beating blockers."

There have been plenty of unreliable projections by NFL scouts before. And they might be wrong on this one also.

But if the analysis is correct, and the Jets could steal Gholston at the top of Round Two, they would be awfully happy.

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