“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 based mostly on the wants of the crew, he advised Pewter Report’s Scott Reynolds and Matt Matera that he’s at the moment 318 kilos. In the meantime, Corridor is at the moment simply over 290 kilos.

Even outdoors 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 date this offseason.

“I can provide you my opinion on Corridor. He’s THAT man,” Gholston stated. “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 effectively he strikes, to be that large, 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 bear in mind Noah Spence, however he strikes like Noah. He strikes like Noah Spence,” Gholston stated. “And I’m like ‘Yo, this dude is 270-plus shifting like just a little fish on the market.’ It’s thrilling to see and he’s retaining info as effectively. 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 attention-grabbing 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 point out the kind of particular athlete the rookie is. Gholston stated 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 fair greater declare about Corridor’s potential. He named the rookie because the participant who will get away in 2022, predicting six-plus sacks for the second-round decide. Then, he boldly in contrast Corridor to J.J. Watt, who will at some point don a gold jacket in Canton, Ohio.

Former Texans DE JJ Watt – Picture by: USA Right this moment

“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 stated. “You actually see the canine with the pads, however I see the canine, I see the struggle. He’s so large 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 area to somebody with 102 profession sacks, 5 Professional Bowls, 5 All-Professional picks and three Defensive Participant of the 12 months Awards. Gholston realized that himself and stated 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 large compliments I’m giving out. I simply need everyone to know that man is like that. I consider he’s,” he stated. “Hopefully he don’t watch it as a result of after I see him, I’m by no means going to present him this credit score in individual. Not but.”

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