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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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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. Nov 21 - 4:37 PM
Source: NFL.com

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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.
Nov 21 - 2:09 PM

An NFC North scout told NFL.com that he thinks that Nebraska junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is "the best [pass rusher] this year."

"[Gregory's] ability to rush from a three-point stance" and as an OLB is "impressive' in the scout's eyes. The scout also liked that Gregory had "plenty of quick-twitch and explosiveness." NFL.com's draft analyst team of Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks, Charles Davis and Lance Zierlein agreed, noting that the 6-foot-6, 255-pounder is "long and narrow, but very physical and a beast off the edge."
Source: NFL.com
Nov 19 - 9:12 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote that Nebraska junior edge rusher Randy Gregory did not disappoint against Wisconsin on Saturday.

The big headline to come out of that game was Melvin Gordon's 408-yard rushing effort, but Rang thought Gregory held his own, going so far as to say that the junior was "impressive." Rang noted that Gregory is effective in either a two or three-point stance, calling him "a natural pass rusher with an explosive get-off, flexibility, long arms and active hands." We still don't actually know if Gregory will declare for the draft. Head coach Bo Pelini has indicated that he thought his entire defensive line would be returning, but as Rang points out, Gregory aggravated an old knee injury early in the season and might not want to take the monetary risk of staying in school for an extra season.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 19 - 5:22 PM

According to NFL.com's Mike Huguenin, Nebraska HC Bo Polini said that redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory's leg injury on Saturday was not serious.

Gregory suffered the injury in the third quarter on one of Melvin Gordon's many, many long runs. There's not much floating out there on the injury other than the NFL.com report, so we assume he's fine. Gregory and Nebraska looked downright pitiful attempting to stop Wisconsin's running backs. Maybe all that was really injured was his pride. Unless further word comes out, we expect Gregory to play on Saturday against Minnesota. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is one of the best in the country and could be a Top-10 pick in April.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 17 - 11:45 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks wrote that scouts were interested to see how Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory plays against the run in Saturday's tilt with Wisconsin.

Gregory is a natural pass-rusher and has repeatedly proven his ability to terrorize the quarterback. Brooks wondered, "How does he play against the run? Wisconsin will test him with a pro-style, zone blocking system. How will he fare when the run right at him?" The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher won't have a more difficult test in the run-game this season than Melvin Gordon III, who has recently drawn comparisons to LeSean McCoy and Andre Ellington, and has rushed for 1,501 yards and scored 19 touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 14 - 6:10 PM

Nebraska HC Bo Pelini told reporters on Monday he expects all of his starting defensive linemen to return to school in 2015, including redshirt junior Randy Gregory.

Persistent, adamant, and maybe even a bit stubborn is how we would describe Pelini's stance here. Gregory was eligible for the draft last year but decided to return. He is Nebraska's best prospect and potentially the top edge rusher in the entire class because of his combination of agility, speed and length. Perhaps Pelini knows something we do not, but Gregory returning in 2015 would be a major surprise.
Nov 11 - 9:25 AM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory is among the 20 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to the outstanding defensive player of the year.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Gregory leads the Cornhuskers in sacks (5.5) despite missing nearly two full games this season. The Nebraska prospect has recorded 37 total tackles for the year, while leading the team with 14 quarterback hurries. Gregory has also added an interception, a blocked field goal and three pass breakups to his 2014 resume.
Source: Omaha.com
Nov 5 - 3:45 PM

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory has a "tenacious style of play that will endear him to coaches" according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Brugler wrote that "Gregory didn't start off his junior campaign as planned. An "old" knee injury was aggravated in the season-opening game against Florida Atlantic and required a scope Aug. 31. Since then, he's been tough to handle, providing constant pressure off the edge." Assuming no health issues, either Gregory or USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams should be the first defensive player taken, and both are expected to go in the Top-5. Brugler notes that Gregory is "lanky" and probably needs to bulk up if he's going to remain at DE, but Brugler also says that, "from a two- or three-point stance, he's a natural pass rusher, with an explosive get-off, flexibility, long arms and active hands."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 30 - 6:46 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that it's "near 99%" that Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory will declare early for the draft.

"Area scouts talk of him as top five material," Pauline wrote. So does most of the industry. Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke ranks Gregory No. 2 overall on his big board. A scout told Sports Illustrated last week that the 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory is "an in-between mixture of Jadeveon Clowney and Jevon Kearse" and has edge bend like Barkevious Mingo.
Oct 24 - 6:29 PM

Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke ranks Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory No. 2 overall on his big board.

"Two years removed from junior college, Gregory (6-6, 240) offers incredible upside as an edge rusher," Burke wrote. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. This season, despite suffering from a minor knee injury, Gregory has 4.5 sacks, six tackles for loss and nine QB hurries.
Oct 21 - 9:19 PM

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

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