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Bucs ink fourth-round pick William Gholston to rookie contract

William Gholston is expected to compete for a spot in the defensive-line rotation.

EVE EDELHEIT | Times

William Gholston is expected to compete for a spot in the defensive-line rotation.

The Bucs have moved a step closer to getting their entire six-man draft class under contract, signing fourth-round pick William Gholston to a four-year contract today.

Gholston, a defensive end from Michigan State, was the 126th overall choice after recording 142 tackles, 13 passes defensed and 10 sacks and 30 tackles for losses in his career with the Spartans.

Gholston is expected to compete for a spot in the defensive-line rotation, with his versatility (he can play on either side of the line and has some potential as an interior pass rusher) being one of his key attributes.

Gholston’s signing leaves three draftees unsigned – second-round pick Johnthan Banks, third-round pick Mike Glennon and fourth-rounder Akeem Spence.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:32pm]

    

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