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Randy Gregory | Defensive End

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255

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Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans spoke with one NFL scout who believes Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is "truly something special."
"He’s a f------ freak," the scout said. "He’s an in-between mixture of Jadeveon Clowney and Jevon Kearse. He’s got Kearse’s freaky athlete ability." The scout added Gregory also has edge bend like Barkevious Mingo. Rotoworld's Josh Norris is a big fan of Baylor's Shawn Oakman, but even he has Gregory ranked as the No. 1 edge rusher. Oct 15 - 2:15 PM

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BTN NFL draft expert Russ Lande has Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory ranked as his No.1 NFL draft prospect from the Big Ten conference.

Lande notes that scouts are amazed with Gregory's "first step explosion and his ability change directions quickly, and his ability to finish plays." Lande believes the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory has an opportunity to "build throughout the season and possibly be a top-5 or top-7 pick."
Oct 7 - 3:52 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench believes Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is the best draft-eligible pass rusher in college football.

Muench compares Gregory to the Dolphins' Dion Jordon due to his "quickness, speed, length and athletic ability NFL teams covet in their edge rushers." The analyst breaks down four elite aspects of Gregory's game -- explosiveness, length and hands, athletic ability, and versatility -- in the link below. Muench sees room for improvement, however. "He can continue to improve his ability to counter when he doesn't win with his first move and streamline his movement, as he can waste too much motion setting up blockers," Muench wrote. "Another way he can improve is to get those long arms up in passing windows and get his hands on more passes."
Oct 5 - 11:32 PM

NFL Media Reporter Albert Breer reports that one NFC scout says Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "hasn't scratched the surface of what he's capable of. Still raw and still making plays."

The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, has 15 sacks in 17 games for the Cornhuskers. Last year Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. This season, Gregory has 4.5 sacks, while averaging a conference-best 1.12 sacks per contest. The NFC college scout added that Gregory "still has plenty of room to grow, both physically and technique-wise."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 3 - 2:41 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "has the athletic skill-set that will be attractive next spring," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Does he have NFL functional power? How much bulk and strength can he add to his lean-muscled frame? These are questions that will linger far beyond this contest, but Gregory has the athletic skill-set that will be attractive next spring," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, has 4.5 sacks, averaging a conference-best 1.12 sacks per contest. Last year Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. Brugler notes that, Gregory's "first step quickness and natural athleticism make it tough on any blocker in space," but in tight spaces "scouts want to see him show improved hand technique."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 2 - 2:31 PM

NFL.com reports there's "buzz in the NFL scouting community" that Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "might be the best pass rusher in the 2015 class."

"At a college game recently, we heard an NFC scout rave about Gregory's natural rush skills and freakish athleticism," reported Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "The veteran scout compared Gregory to the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl OLB Aldon Smith and talked about how Gregory has all of the physical tools needed to be a standout as a pro. Despite battling through a nagging injury that's limited his participation early in the season, Gregory has continued to impress evaluators with his disruptive skills off the edge. The scout tells us that Gregory has been so dominant in limited action that he couldn't imagine how effective he will be when he is finally healthy and back to 100 percent." The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. "We've spoken to several evaluators who believe the Nebraska standout will be a bonafide star at the next level because of his special athleticism and
Source: NFL.com
Sep 24 - 9:01 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory doesn't yet have a sack this year.

Gregory has been nicked up with injuries in the early going and attracts plenty of attention from blockers and offensive coordinators when he's on the field. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, a potential top-half first rounder in the spring, collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter last year. NFL scouts will keep a close eye on Saturday's matchup between Miami and Nebraska, which is an important game film game for the young end.
Sep 19 - 6:45 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory will likely miss this weekend's game against McNeese State after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Sunday.

Gregory suffered the injury in Saturday's 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic. "An old injury," coach Bo Pelini said, "something that flared up on him, and they went in and fixed it." Pelini considers Gregory probable for Nebraska's game on Sept. 13 at Fresno State. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter last year.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 1 - 9:25 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is "a dominant defender," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Gregory is hands down the top prospect on [Nebraska's] roster, news to no one," he wrote. "He’s a dominant defender with outstanding size, athleticism as well as explosion and speed. Gregory needs to refine his game but the junior college transfer caught many by surprise last season and has a bright NFL future ahead of him." The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, a first-team all-conference selection and a semfinalist for the Hendricks Award last year, could very well become Nebraska's first top-15 pick since Ndamukong Suh went No. 2 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter last year, was named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list over the summer, and has been clocked at 4.67 seconds in the forty.
Aug 10 - 1:08 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is up to 248 lbs and will change his jersey number from 44 to 4.

Gregory previously weighed 240 lbs. The edge rusher broke out last year and is generating plenty of buzz heading into the 2014 season. Development is needed, but he has the makings of an early first-round pick.
Aug 4 - 4:48 PM

CBS Sport's Dane Brugler believes Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory "has the type of potential to hear his name in the first half of round one."

"Nebraska hasn't had a top-15 draft pick since Ndamukong Suh went No. 2 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, but Gregory has the type of potential to hear his name in the first half of round one," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, was a first-team all-conference selection and a semfinalist for the Hendricks Award, which is given to the nation’s top defensive end. In his first year as a starter, Gregory had 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss. This season the Nebraska prospect should be the anchor of the Cornhuskers' defensive front.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 30 - 3:57 PM

Scout Inc.'s Kevin Weidl calls Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory "a praying mantis on tape."

It's an evocative image, but Weidl notes improvements are still needed in Gregory's game. "Long, agile with an explosive closing burst," the analyst observed. "Just want to see him finish more this fall." The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, who collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter last year, was named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list. He has been clocked at 4.67 seconds in the forty.
Jul 26 - 3:56 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory headlines a group of 76 defenders named to the preseason Bednarik Award watch list.

The award is given annually to the nation's best defender. Last year, Pittsburgh DT Aaron Donald took home the hardware. The watch list includes a who's-who of elite NCAA defenders, including Clemson DE Vic Beasley, Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun, Oregon CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and USC DL Leonard Williams. The full list of nominees can be found at the link below.
Source: NCFAA.org
Jul 7 - 2:28 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory "could be a hybrid defender who draws significant interest from teams looking for an athletic specimen," wrote NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"There's nothing NFL scouts love more than an athletic pass rusher with speed, quickness and length," wrote Brooks. "Gregory checks the boxes in all areas, while adding a relentless motor, which overwhelms opponents." The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder, who collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter, has been clocked at 4.67 seconds in the forty. Brooks believes Gregory could play with his hand in the dirt or as a stand-up linebacker at the next level, according to Brooks. "Gregory showed the ability to dominate the game off the edge utilizing his speed, quickness and athleticism to create chaos at the point of attack," wrote the scribe.
Source: NFL.com
May 30 - 11:06 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory has been clocked as fast as 4.67 seconds in the 40.

That isn't Jadeveon Clowney athleticism, but it's still freaky fast for a 6-foot-6, 245-pound human. The NFL wants Gregory to pack muscle onto his spindly frame, but they're absolutely smitten with his pass rushing potential. Gregory burst onto the scene after spending his freshman year in 2011 at Arizona Western Community College and missing 2012 with a broken leg. As a 210-pound high schooler, Gregory signed with Purdue but was an academic non-qualifier.
Source: NFL.com
May 27 - 10:46 PM