Rich Cimini, now of ESPNNewYork, reports that the Jets have been using Vernon Gholston exclusively at defensive end during offseason workouts.
After mulling the move for weeks, the Jets are leaning heavily toward making Gholston a full-time defensive end.
The former first-round pick has been working out with the defensive linemen for weeks, sources said, and now the Taylor signing all but clinches it. The team will wait to see how things shake out in the draft before making it permanent.
The former sixth overall pick has yet to record a sack in his two seasons and is well on his way to being one of the biggest busts of all time.
At only 264 pounds, Gholston will need to severely bulk up in order for the transition to be successful.
With the lack of promise he’s shown so far I’m not crossing my fingers.