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Vernon Gholston, the sixth overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, signed a five-year $50 million dollar contract with the New York Jets. Gholston will receive a $21 million dollar signing bonus. He missed the first day of training camp at Hofstra University, a total of two practices. Last year’s first-round pick, Darrelle Revis missed 21 days of training camp and 23 practice sessions. The cornerback eventually signed a six-year contract on August 15th, 2007.. Revis’, holdout was the longest for the franchise since 1996 when Keyshawn Johnson held out three weeks as the number one overall pick. The top 4 picks in the 08 draft have signed with their respective teams. Defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey, who was selected fifth by the Kansas City Chiefs, has not signed yet.

The 6’4” 260 pound defensive hybrid, became the 67th Buckeye selected in the first round, and 11th since Jim Tressel has been the head coach. As a sophomore he tallied 8.5 sacks, and a year later the junior linebacker/defensive end recorded a school record 14 sacks. His skill level and big play potential increased every year since he started playing football in high school. His stock was on the rise after his 4.58 40 yard dash time and his 42 inch vertical leap at the NFL Pre-Draft Combine in Indianapolis. The pass-rusher joins a formidable linebacker core with David Harris and former Arizona Cardinal Calvin Pace. The Jets finished near the bottom (25th) of the league with 29 sacks.

The Jets finished 4-12 last year and they have improved their roster for the 2008 campaign by spending $140 million dollars on: Alan Faneca, Damien Woody, Kris Jenkins, and Calvin Pace in the off-season. Throwing all this money to Gholston is risky, but can pay huge dividends. Getting him into camp as soon as possible is pivotal in his development of what some scouts believe to be a raw talent.

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  1. 1 On July 25th, 2008, Feet said:

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