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After a slow journey to football, Gholston rushes to success

Pass-rushing specialists are high on NFL draft lists, especially this year. What better time for QB terror Vernon Gholston to leave Ohio State, writes Jeffri Chadiha.

Originally Published: February 24, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Former Ohio State defensive end Vernon Gholston has never questioned his decision to turn pro early.

Two of his Buckeye teammates could have joined him in this draft. Cornerback Malcolm Jenkins and linebacker James Laurinaitis both opted to return to school for their senior seasons.

Gholston felt it was best to head for the next level. He already had spent four years in college (he was a redshirt in 2004). The rest of his rationale was simple logic. "I just felt ...

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