Player Page

Randy Gregory | Defensive End

Team: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/23/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 255

Latest News

Recent News

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory ranks as CBS Sports' Dane Brugler's No. 8 overall prospect.
"Although functional strength and durability are question marks, Gregory is an above average athlete at the position with terrific change of direction skills and burst," Brugler wtites. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is a projected Top-10 pick in April. Even so, not everyone sees a lock in that range. ESPN's Mel Kiper notes that there are "some raw elements" to Gregory's game and thinks he "could slide a bit." Rotoworld's Josh Norris considers Gregory to be the top defensive disruptor in this class. Jan 29 - 2:56 PM
Source: CBS Sports

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein believes Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory is "not even in the same breath as Shane Ray as pass rusher right now."

"Spent last 2 hours watching tape of Randy Gregory. Physical traits galore, but not even in same breath as Shane Ray as pass rusher right now," Zierlein tweeted. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is a projected Top-10 pick in April. Even so, not everyone sees a lock in that range. ESPN's Mel Kiper notes that there are "some raw elements" to Gregory's game and thinks he "could slide a bit." At this time, our own Josh Norris considers Gregory to be the top defensive disruptor in this class.
Jan 7 - 2:37 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory's "long-term durability is something that will be debated among evaluators," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He has a lean-muscled frame and his potential to bulk up and add muscle are concerns for scouts, leading to questions about his ability to match up physically in the trenches. Gregory was also routinely banged up in college and his long-term durability is something that will be debated among evaluators as well," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is a projected Top-10 pick in April. Even so, not everyone sees a lock in that range. ESPN's Mel Kiper notes that there are "some raw elements" to Gregory's game and thinks he "could slide a bit." Brugler believes that Gregory will "compete with USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams to be the first defensive player drafted in April."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 02:17:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.

Rotoworld's Josh Norris considers Gregory to be the top defensive disruptor in this class, at least at this time. "People expected me to come out last season, but I knew I had more work to do," Gregory told ESPN's Josina Anderson. The Cornhusker certainly did improve this season, showing more hand use to counter once his initial momentum is stopped. He is a tremendous athlete with a great frame and improving technique.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 09:16:00 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory "is a fearsome pass-rusher who reminds me some of Jason Pierre-Paul."

"Both guys were junior college transfers with great length and freakish athletic gifts who can bend the edge and convert speed to power," he wrote. "Gregory is leaner than Pierre-Paul and will need to add strength to be able to hold up against the run at the next level, but he's already excellent at getting to the quarterback." The 6-foot-6, 240-pounder's stats regressed this season due to increased focus by opposing offensive coaches. He had 50 tackles -- 10 for loss -- seven sacks, and two blocked kicks in 2014 after posting 66 tackles -- 19 for loss -- and a Big Ten-leading 10.5 sacks in 2013. He's still likely to go in the top 10, perhaps the top five.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 06:04:00 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang points out that USC called mostly quick-hit passes on Saturday to relieve their offensive line of having to block Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory.

"The 6-foot-6, 240 pound JUCO transfer (Arizona Western Community College) sports a chiseled upper body but his thin legs leave him reliant on his agility when defending the run," Rang wrote. "Gregory has a terrific first-step, changes directions fluidly and has the balance and coordination to recognize and defeat cut blocks." Gregory posted 66 tackles -- 19 for loss -- and a Big Ten-leading 10.5 sacks in 2013. Due to injuries, offensive schemes designed to erase him, and double-teaming, Gregory finished with "only" 50 tackles -- 10 for loss -- seven sacks, and two blocked kicks in 2014. He's a top-five candidate in the spring.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Nebraska interim head coach Barney Cotton confirmed that redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory will be full go for the Holiday Bowl versus USC.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Gregory, missed the Huskers’ final game of the season against Iowa with a concussion and dealt with a knee injury that limited him during non-conference play. Good news for the Cornhuskers, they finally have their premier pass rusher close to 100 percent for the first time since the beginning of the season. Gregory has been one of the best edge rushers in the country and has been talked up as a Top-10 pick in April.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 03:11:00 PM

NFL.com notes that USC has allowed 30 sacks this season.

In other words, fans are on "Randy Gregory Alert" on Dec. 27 in the Holiday Bowl between Nebraska and USC. The redshirt junior defensive end had only seven sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss this season, though double teams and schemes designed to keep the ball away from him can explain some of that. "Gregory (6-6, 248), a junior, is one of the more physically gifted players -- much less defensive linemen -- in the nation, and this could be his final college game," wrote Mike Huguenin. "His athleticism and upside have most scouts drooling. USC has allowed 30 sacks, so there could be a few opportunities for Gregory to get to prolific Trojans QB Cody Kessler. Gregory also should get a chance to show his wares against the run, as USC likely will feature RB Javorius 'Buck' Allen."
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:54:00 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah said comparisons between Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory and Dion Jordan are invalid due to Gregory's superior strength.

"Gregory’s tall and long, he’s got a great first step, very explosive coming off the edge," he said. "Some people compare him to Dion Jordan, but Gregory’s got a lot more power." The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is a projected Top-10 pick in April. Even so, not everyone sees a lock in that range. ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote that there are "some raw elements to Gregory's game, so if a few teams near the top of the draft aren't totally sold on his growth potential, he could slide a bit."
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Husker Online's Sean Callahan reports that Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory "has not declared" for the NFL draft, despite the reports that are out there.

"Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory told me he has not "declared" for the NFL draft despite reports out there that say he has," Callhan tweeted. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher has been one of the best in the country and has been talked up as a Top-10 pick in April. ESPN's Mel Kiper notes that there are "some raw elements to Gregory's game, so if a few teams near the top of the draft aren't totally sold on his growth potential, he could slide a bit."
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:01:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper struggled to identify a downside to Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory declaring for the draft early.

The upside of such a decision was easy enough to name: "You have a chance to be a top-five pick, and could challenge to be the No. 1 overall pick. Yeah, that's a major incentive." As for the other side of the equation, a potential pitfall? "I don't know if there's much of one, aside from the fact that he's a bit of a system tweener and likely won't start out as an every-down player," Kiper wrote. "There are also some raw elements to Gregory's game, so if a few teams near the top of the draft aren't totally sold on his growth potential, he could slide a bit. If Gregory doesn't enter, he shifts the pecking order among pass-rushers."
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 06:09:00 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior DE Randy Gregory is not in pads for warmups versus Iowa and it seems unlikely he will play.

Gregory would have lined up opposite Brandon Scherff, which every NFL evaluator would have reviewed during the draft process. Gregory Has dealt with leg injuries this season, and one report even stated he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery a few weeks into the season. Gregory has been on a tear since then, however, and played in last week's game against Minnesota. His absence is a bit unexpected. Despite Nebraska's inability to stop the run, Gregory has played quite well in both phases.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 11:34:00 AM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Nebraska junior edge rusher Randy Gregory's "ability in run support" is something that concerns him.

"And though a terrific pass rusher, Gregory’s ability in run support is something that concerns me. On several occasions during the loss to Minnesota this weekend he was handled by Gopher tight ends as ball carriers ran past him for big gainers," The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher has been one of the best in the country and has been talked up as a Top-10 pick in April. Pauline has been reporting that there are a "number of league sources who feel Randy Gregory of Nebraska is a worthy candidate for the first pick of the draft."
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Three NFL teams will scout Saturday's Minnesota-Nebraska game, and NFL.com's Bucky Brooks says they'll be scrutinizing Nebraska junior edge rusher Randy Gregory.

The St. Louis Rams, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos will be represented at the game. "Scouts are going to be watching to see how Randy Gregory defends the run here," Brooks said. "Everybody knows he's a great pass rusher, but they want to see more run downs from him." The evaluators also figure to be watching Minnesota's RB David Cobb, LB Damien Wilson, DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun, and Nebraska's RB Ameer Abdullah and WR Kenny Bell.
Source: NFL.com
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 04:37:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Nebraska junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "is the talk of the scouting community," and his him going with the Raiders at No.1 in his latest mock draft.

"I’d love to put a good, young offensive tackle prospect at this spot or a dominant receiver yet none compare to Gregory, who’s the talk of the scouting community," Pauline writes. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is one of the best in the country and should be a Top-10 pick in April.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 02:09:00 PM