“He’s More Athletic Than J.J. Watt”

Bucs defensive lineman Will Gholston joined Thursday’s Pewter Report Podcast, and among the many matters the veteran mentioned was rookie defensive lineman Logan Corridor.

Since even earlier than the Bucs drafted Corridor within the second spherical of the 2022 NFL Draft, many individuals have in contrast the 2 gamers. That’s as a result of similarities of their physique varieties. Each gamers stand at 6-foot-6. Whereas Gholston’s weight has assorted all through his profession primarily based on the wants of the staff, he advised Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds and Matt Matera that he’s presently 318 kilos. In the meantime, Corridor is presently simply over 290 kilos.

Even exterior of their similarities, Gholston may be very excited to play with Corridor and may be very enthusiastic about what he’s seen from the Houston product to this point this offseason.

“I can provide you my opinion on Corridor. He’s THAT man,” Gholston mentioned. “Logan is like that. His versatility, I believe he can play in and out. I believe he can play my place [and] Suh’s place. His explosiveness and the way nicely he strikes, to be that massive, I used to be shocked. As a result of I don’t essentially see guys my measurement and stature on a regular basis. And he’s the identical measurement as me, however he strikes.”

Gholston went on to liken Corridor’s explosiveness to that of former teammate Noah Spence, who performed with Tampa Bay from 2016-2018.

“I do know you guys most likely keep in mind Noah Spence, however he strikes like Noah. He strikes like Noah Spence,” Gholston mentioned. “And I’m like ‘Yo, this dude is 270-plus shifting like a bit fish on the market.’ It’s thrilling to see and he’s retaining data as nicely. I’ve actually excessive hopes for this man. I believe he’s going to have the ability to produce.”

The comparability to Spence is an fascinating one, as he’s an edge rusher who performs round 240-250 kilos. He’s recognized for his velocity and lateral agility on the skin, not the within. So, for Gholston to check Corridor to Spence in the best way he strikes, regardless of being 50 kilos heavier, goes to to indicate the kind of particular athlete the rookie is. Gholston mentioned he thinks Corridor can get six-plus sacks throughout his rookie season.

Gholston’s Daring Prediction, Comparability For Corridor

Later within the interview, Gholston made a good greater declare about Corridor’s potential. He named the rookie because the participant who will escape in 2022, predicting six-plus sacks for the second-round choose. Then, he boldly in contrast Corridor to J.J. Watt, who will in the future don a gold jacket in Canton, Ohio.

Former Texans DE JJ Watt – Picture by: USA Right now

“I haven’t seen him in pads. I don’t know why I’m so enthusiastic about him, however man, I see the canine in him,” Gholston mentioned. “You actually see the canine with the pads, however I see the canine, I see the struggle. He’s so massive and slippery. He’s an much more athletic J.J. Watt in his prime.”

Clearly, it’s extraordinarily daring to check a participant who hasn’t stepped foot on an NFL discipline to somebody with 102 profession sacks, 5 Professional Bowls, 5 All-Professional picks and three Defensive Participant of the Yr Awards. Gholston realized that himself and mentioned that he hoped his new teammate wasn’t watching in order that his ego wouldn’t obtain an excessive amount of of a lift.

“Dang, that is some massive compliments I’m giving out. I simply need all people to know that man is like that. I imagine he’s,” he mentioned. “Hopefully he don’t watch it as a result of after I see him, I’m by no means going to provide him this credit score in particular person. Not but.”

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