Can Gholston Step Up In McCoy’s Absence1 min read
I’m sure most fans have realised by now that Gerald MCcoy will not be returning to the Bucs. He practically already has one foot out the door but can DE William Gholston step up and fill in.
At 6’7″ and 275 lbs Gholston would fit in much better in Todd Bowles 3-4 defense. He won’t provide much of a pass rush, running just a 4.9 at his NFL combine. What he can do well is anchor himself and set the edge to stop the run.
Will he be better than McCoy? No absolutely not, but he has the ability to step up and be a good run plugging DE in this new defensive scheme.