Scouting Report: Vernon
Gholston vs. Redskins
Vernon Gholston played the 2nd and 3rd
quarters against Washington. He did fairly well but not quite as well as
he did in the previous game.
By Bill Smith
first play of the game, he stuffed a run to his side. He had only two other runs to his side. On the first one he made a tackle but it was
3 yards down field. On the other one, he
took the wrong angle and missed the runner.
The result was a long run. That
cost him scouting points.
Redskins throw a lot of swing passes to their backs. In 3rd and long situations,
Gholston was a down DE. He rushed the
passer and did well. One pass rush
resulted in an errant pass and an interception.
While he covers well in zone he struggles with man to man coverage.
Zone Blitz Coverage
In zone, he
breaks coverage of the first man through turning them over to the deeper
zone. He consistently picked up a second
receiver coming into his zone and covered him well. His experience at OSU in zone blitz coverage
helped him with this. Breaking a zone is
not an easy thing to teach a DE in college to do.
coverage he struggles. He did not
recognize a back coming to him on a blitz.
The result was a couple of missed steps and an open receiver catch for a
first down. This is far easier to teach
a DE than the zone.
Gholston scored 6 net scouting points for a 12 equivalent and a grade of B-.
Bill Smith is a
former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent. He is a senior writer for http://BrutusReport.com. He has
also published several novels on http://ebooks-library.com/index.cfm and edits http://fryingpanpolitics.blog.com