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Spartan NFL Combine Report: Monday

William Gholston participates in individual on-field drills on Monday at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photo by Ben Liebenberg, NFL)

Feb. 25, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS - Defensive end William Gholston was the third Spartan to participate in the on-field testing in front of scouts from around the league at the NFL Combine on Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Gholston recorded a time of 4.96 in the 40-yard dash and put up 225 pounds 23 times on the bench press. He also posted a vertical jump of 28.5 inches and a broad jump of 110.0 inches.

Gholston was a top performer in the three-cone drill, as his time of 7.20 ranked 15th best among defensive linemen. In the 20-yard shuttle, Gholston recorded a time of 4.59 seconds.

"He has room to improve in terms of his technique and his consistency that he brings," said ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay on Gholston. "But when you talk about height, weight, athleticism and just overall ability, there's a lot of potential there."

Cornerback Johnny Adams will be the fourth and final Spartan to test as the combine wraps up on Tuesday. Tight end Dion Sims tested on Saturday, and running back Le'Veon Bell worked out on Sunday.

ESPN NFL DRAFT ANALYST TODD MCSHAY WEIGHS IN ON THE SPARTANS: In an exclusive one-on-one interview with, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay talked about all four of the Spartans testing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.



BILL POLIAN, JIM MILLER ON SPARTAN FOOTBALL: Former Indianapolis Colts president/general manager and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian and former Spartan quarterback and current SiriusXM Radio NFL analyst Jim Miller see bright things ahead for the Michigan State football program. Hear what they had to say from the NFL Combine about the state of the Spartans under head coach Mark Dantonio. In addition, Polian and Miller also gave their scouting report on William Gholston.

WHAT'S NEXT: Live coverage of on-field workouts on the NFL Network and concludes Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. with the defensive backs.

ABOUT THE NFL COMBINE: The NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) is organized and operated by National Football Scouting, Inc. More than 600 NFL personnel, including head coaches, general managers, scouts and medical staff representing all 32 teams, will attend the Scouting Combine and evaluate more than 330 of the nation's top college players eligible for the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft through on-field drills, physical testing, psychological exams, as well as formal and informal interviews.

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