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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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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. Dec 26 - 3:11 PM

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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
Dec 21 - 7:54 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."
Dec 21 - 6:28 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."
Dec 19 - 4:01 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."
Dec 9 - 6:09 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.
Nov 28 - 11:34 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."
Nov 24 - 2:59 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
Nov 21 - 4:37 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.
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