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Randy Gregory | Defensive End

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

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NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein notes that Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory's "thin frame has some NFL personnel men concerned with how he will hold up as an edge setter against the run."
The Nebraska prospect's draft stock has taken a hit as of late, but if the explosive edge rusher can put it all together, on and off the field, a team could get an explosive player for a discount. Gregory looks like he could fall in the draft due to his off-field concerns, but Zierlein notes that Gregory could either be "a Pro Bowler or a complete bust" in the NFL. Apr 27 - 2:06 PM

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After discussions with NFL personnel staffers, Lance Zierlein believes Randy Gregory will be selected before Shane Ray.

This is on the heels of Lance noting many teams have concerns about Ray's foot and believe he needs surgery with a five month recovery. Gregory has his own noted "issues," but at least he can hit the field immediately. We would add that Gregory is the superior talent.
Apr 23 - 1:52 PM

An analytics director believes Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory is too risky to draft early.

"He has not produced in college for how he is being touted," the director said. He disagreed with SackSEER's projection, which compared Gregory to Leonard Little, Robert Mathis and Trent Cole. Gregory had only seven sacks last season. Mel Kiper ranks him No. 13 overall.
Apr 22 - 2:07 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay believes Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory "has the frame to play 4-3 defensive end if he can add and keep weight, but right now he's too lean for that at 238 pounds and projects as a 3-4 outside linebacker."

McShay has remained high on Gregory as some others have shied away, ranking the Cornhusker No. 11 overall. "He has excellent length and quickness, and he shows more power rushing the passer than many of his 250-260 pound counterparts. Based on game tape alone, Gregory is the best edge-rusher prospect in this class," McShay wrote. Gregory had a pre-draft visit with the Steelers on Thursday and will next visit Tennessee.
Apr 18 - 4:23 PM

The Giants have not traded down in any round during Jerry Reese's time as GM, according to Jordan Raanan.

That is amazing. The Giants have only traded up three times and each only six or seven spots. The Giants "believe there are more than enough quality players in every draft, and it's just a matter of locating and landing them. Reese, a scout at heart, always seems to have someone in mind," Raanan writes. We love this philosophy. It is difficult to judge pick value sometimes, especially when targeting certain prospects and not wanting to miss out on selecting them due to a trade.
Apr 17 - 2:11 PM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory is having a pre-draft visit with the Steelers on Thursday and then plans to visit the Titans, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport.

Although Gregory's stock has taken a slight hit, teams are starting doing their homework on the Nebraska prospect. Once thought as a lock for the top 5, there is a slight chance he could slide in the draft. The Titans, who hold the No.2 pick, could have interest in trading down with their selection. The possibility of snagging Gregory while acquiring more draft picks, could be a nice option. The Steelers, who need upgrades at the position, pick at No.22 and could utilize Gregory's skill-set off the edge.
Apr 16 - 2:03 PM

Per the readings of the situation by MMQB's Peter King and ESPN's Mel Kiper, Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory could still go high in Round 1 or he could tumble.

"There's no question that Gregory has seen his stock slide in recent weeks, as the question of how dependable he can be off the field gets tacked onto the question of whether his size will be an issue," wrote Kiper. The analyst wound up giving Gregory to the Saints at No. 13 in a recent mock draft. Gregory will be this year's "boom or bust guy," according to King. "Randy Gregory’s positive pot test and weighing 235 at the combine scared off many teams near the top of the draft -- but some of those teams, after due diligence, are feeling more comfortable with Gregory high in the round," he added.
Apr 13 - 7:28 PM

The Saints are hosting Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory this week, according to Mike Garafolo.

"Lots of visits for him, as teams are gathering as much info as possible," Garafolo writes. More and more big media members are saying Gregory's evaluation has steadied a bit after teams have met with him following a failed drug test. We doubt this type of behavior was a shock to teams. They have a ridiculous amount of information.
Apr 13 - 11:26 AM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory visited the Chargers on Saturday, according to Michael Gehlken.

Gregory is racking up the frequent flyer miles, and the abundance of travel makes sense: teams need to determine if they feel comfortable with a super talented prospect who might stay on the board longer than previously believed. Gregory would play a stand up edge rushing role for the Chargers.
Apr 12 - 10:03 AM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory is scheduled to visit the Steelers next week, according to Rand Getlin.

Perhaps no prospect has traveled more in recent weeks than Gregory, and for good reason. Teams knew there were questions around Gregory at Nebraska and even more were created once the edge rusher failed the Combine drug test. His talents warrant a top selection, but the unknowns might push Gregory down on draft day like it has for other prospects in the past.
Apr 11 - 10:07 AM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory will visit the Vikings after his Tuesday trip to the Jaguars, according to Rand Getlin.

Gregory is part of the large contingent visiting Jacksonville on Tuesday. The edge rusher's projection is very difficult to predict. For one, he is a unique prospect on the field from a frame perspective. In the past, that has made some teams uncertain. Second, Gregory failed a Combine drug test and admitted to marijuana issues in the past. The combination of these factors could keep Gregory on the board longer than his talent warrants.
Apr 7 - 10:03 AM

CBS Sports' Frank Cooney sees Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory as the draft's best fit for the Steelers.

As Cooney points out, there is actually a chance that Gregory could slip to No. 22 overall due to repeated failed drug tests. Of course, he could also go in the top 10. "The Steelers need an impact rusher in the front seven and Gregory might be available at a discounted price, if the franchise is comfortable with his issues," he wrote. CBS believes the Steelers are either going CB or edge rusher with their first pick. Rob Rang gives them Kevin Johnson (CB, Wake Forest), Dane Brugler mocks them Bud Dupree (DE/OLB, Kentucky) and Pete Prisco slots Ronald Darby (CB, Florida State) to Pittsburgh.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 6 - 7:20 PM

Jungkyu Lee of ESPN Stats & Information compares Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory's combine showing to Barkevious Mingo and Jadeveon Clowney.

"Gregory might not project as a defensive end due to his lean frame, but 13.5 of his 17.5 sacks over the past two seasons came when he lined up in a 3-point or 4-point stance (with one or both hands on the ground), rather than standing up," Lee wrote. The Mingo comparisons have come fast and furious this offseason. For instance, Gregory was compared by both an ESPN statistical and game film study to Mingo, in addition to Lee's work. "He had a burst off the line of scrimmage, averaging 2.77 seconds from snap to contact," Lee wrote. "Of players ranked in the top 15 at each of the four front-seven positions, that ranked fifth among 23 players with at least four first-contact sacks (excluding coverage sacks)."
Apr 6 - 12:36 AM

Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory was compared in both an ESPN statistical and game film study to Barkevious Mingo.

"The best physical and athletic comparison to Gregory is Mingo, with similar heights (6-4) and lean frame (235 pounds to Mingo's 241) by edge rusher standards," wrote (), who also mentioned Robert Quinn and Jadeveon Clowney as possible statistical comps. ESPN's Kevin Weidl agreed with the Mingo comparison. "While I believe Gregory holds up better in space than Mingo, both are athletic edge defenders with exceptional length and flexibility bending the edge," Weidl wrote. "Similar to Mingo coming out of LSU, Gregory has a lean lower half, which warranted concerns about his future effectiveness anchoring against the run and converting speed to power as an edge rusher." Gregory's vertical and broad jump measurements were both within an inch of Clowney's.
Apr 3 - 9:37 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper believes that adding Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory to Quinton Coples on the outside, with Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson on the inside, give the Jets "arguably the top defensive front in the NFL, up there with St. Louis."

Kiper absolutely loves the fit between Gregory and the Jets. "The Jets have had some decent pass-rushers, but they never had a true fear-factor edge rusher like Gregory during Rex Ryan's tenure," he wrote. And the odds of such a pairing? "It's possible," Kiper wrote. "If the Jets are out on [Marcus] Mariota -- I don't think they can sit still at No. 6 and assume he'll be there -- it's possible Gregory is in the mix as the best player available at No. 6."
Mar 31 - 6:00 PM