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Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory is a better prospect than 2014 No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, according to NFL Films' Greg Cosell.

"He's a better athlete than Clowney. He's more flexible. He's more explosive in his movement," Cosell said. "Clearly, not as strong. Clowney could get inside and push back, but Clowney did not have the loose hips that this guy does. Gregory's a much more explosive mover, a much looser athlete." After what happened over the course of Clowney's injury-wrecked rookie campaign in Houston, it's easy to forget that some believed he was one of the most talented defenders to ever enter the league. Cosell, who calls Gregory a "definite" top-10 pick, clearly believes the Nebraska product is in the same league. We love Gregory's skills -- Josh Norris ranks him as the top disruptor in this class -- but his issues in keeping on weight are a bit alarming. The spindly 6-foot-5, 235-pounder dropped to 218 pounds just after the college season ended. Gregory said it's easy for him to gain and lose weight, but he must prove it at the next level by staying around 250.
Feb 25 - 7:02 PM

Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory is "better than Ziggy Ansah," an NFL scout said.

"He'll be pretty good," the scout said. "I think he could stand up, too." Gregory posted 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss over two seasons at Nebraska. "He's a run-around guy," another scout said. "Athletic. Can chase things down. I can't see him playing the point real well. He's not that big. (Wisconsin's Rob) Havenstein did a hell of a job against him."
Feb 23 - 12:43 AM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said Saturday, "I think it's the best edge class we've had since 2011."

"'12 and '13 weren't that great," Mayock said. "There's a whole class of guys down for the second, third and forth rounds coming off the edge, too, that I think are going to be fun." This class is headlined by studs such as Randy Gregory, Shane Ray and Dante Fowler. The '11 class, for point of reference, featured J.J. Watt, Von Miller and Aldon Smith at the top.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 4:38 PM

Nebraska EDGE Randy Gregory ran a 1.60 10 yard split on his "unofficial" 4.57 forty at the NFL Combine.

Gregory's weight and density is a question at 6'4 7/8" with 34 " arms. It will be a major question teams have about Gregory, but he has said he can gain and lose weight quickly. It should not prevent him from being successful. Gregory has a lot of functional strength for his size, when used effectively.
Feb 22 - 11:07 AM

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah clocked forty times of 4.61 and 4.62 at the combine.

Before you overreact, you ought to know that Abdullah essentially dominated the field in all non-40 drills. He was best amongst running backs in four of seven drills, including the vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. He also added seven pounds between the Senior Bowl and Combine. As NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently wrote, Abdullah "doesn't have elite long speed, but he piles up a lot of 30-40-yard runs."
Feb 22 - 12:02 AM

Nebraska Edge player Randy Gregory arrived for pre-Combine training at 218 lbs, according to Tony Pauline.

Gregory measured in Indy at 238 lbs. Just the fact that Gregory was down to 218 at some point in the last year is worrisome, as teams will question if he can keep weight on. He already is the lightest prospect in the DL group. He might not fit teams' minimums for their scheme.
Feb 20 - 11:43 AM

If Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory "can hit the mid-to-high 30s [in the vertical jump], he'll be showing that athleticism that has made him one of the top-rated players available this year," observed NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

"Gregory is looking to emerge as the consensus top edge player in this year's draft, and he has some tough competition in Dante Fowler, Jr., and Shane Ray," Davis wrote. "He can help himself in that effort by showing off the leg drive that a lot of great pass rushers possess, but he'll hurt himself if he doesn't show that explosiveness and twitch that teams are looking for." Last season, Ryan Shazier led all combine participants with a 42-inch vertical, a ludicrous number.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 5:54 PM

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah made his debut at No. 40 on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.

"Abdullah is a compact, muscular runner with excellent quickness, balance and surprising power," Jeremiah wrote. "On inside runs, he is quick to the hole and he has excellent lateral quickness to avoid defenders in tight quarters. He carries his pads low to the ground and he pinballs off tacklers. He looks to finish every single run. On outside runs, he has the burst to get the edge and he is very elusive once he gets into the open field. He doesn't have elite long speed, but he piles up a lot of 30-40-yard runs. He is effective out of the backfield because of his reliable hands and ability to make defenders miss in space." Still, Abdullah is not without warts. He's a poor pass blocker, he won't move a pile, and he fumbles more than any other decent RB in this class. "He is an excellent kickoff returner because of his aggressiveness, vision and initial burst," Jeremiah added.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 11:16 PM

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah fumbled once every 35.4 touches across his four-year college career.

CBS' Dane Brugler reports that Abdullah's fumble rate was the most egregious of all draft-worthy 2015 running backs, which won't surprise you if you pay attention to the draft process or college football. To put Abdullah's butter fingers in perspective, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon finished second on this list with a fumble every 54.4 touches, while Alabama's T.J. Yeldon fumbled every 62.2 touches and Boise State's Jay Ajayi fumbled once every 62.6 touches. In college, Abdullah fumbled 24 times; 17 were lost to turnover. He simply must learn to take better care of the ball, or NFL coaches will deprive him of it. Because Abdullah can't pass block, that would be a very bad development indeed.
Feb 18 - 12:04 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock hopes Nebraska EDGE player Randy Gregory can "put another 15 or 20 pounds on in the next couple of years."

"At 6-6, 240, I would hope that he can put another 15 or 20 pounds on in the next couple of years," Mayock said during his three-hour teleconference on Monday "You'd love to see him at 260 or so, so he can be a little more physical. That's where he needs to get better." Moving forward, the Nebraska prospect will need to add more weight to his frame and improve his technique as a pass rusher. Gregory is currently working with (former NFL defensive end) Chuck Smith, who is teaching him the tricks of the trade. At this time, our own Josh Norris considers Gregory to be the top defensive disruptor in this class.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 4:06 PM

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah's ball security remains the biggest question surrounding his draft stock, says NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

In a conference call with the media, the analyst mentioned the 24 fumbles on Abdullah's ledger, 17 of which were lost to turnover. Abdullah's running skill and character are lavishly praised, while his fumbling and pass blocking remain big question marks. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah projects Abdullah as a late-second round or early third-round pick.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 1:11 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote that Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah's "personal and football character is considered off-the-charts by the scouting community."

"His high character will make him a hit during interview process," NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein wrote. Zierlein's colleague Daniel Jeremiah projects Abdullah as a late-second round or early third-round pick. An AFC North scout recently said that Abdullah has the "highest overall character grade" he's ever given to a prospect. "He has the highest overall character grade I've ever given to a prospect, and includes both football character and off-the-field. Aside from (Melvin) Gordon and (Todd) Gurley, I think he's the third best running back in this draft," the scout said.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 15 - 4:27 PM

One NFL scout believes there are similarities between Nebraska EDGE player Randy Gregory and Dion Jordan.

"He does flash. You'll see him make a play and go 'wow' and then he won't do anything else the rest of the game," the scout said. "To me he's still a work in progress." Jordan's best trait at Oregon was the versatility he brought to a defense thanks to his movement skills and coverage ability. Gregory is strictly an edge rusher, and a better one than Jordan was coming out of school. Needless to say we do not share this comparison. Gregory does have a sporadic get off, but he also has better hand use and intent than given credit for.
Source: NJ.com
Feb 12 - 12:49 PM

NFL.com believes Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah's "40 time will be scrutinized" at the combine, but adds that "his work in some of the other drills should be impressive."

"His lack of size -- he measured 5-foot-8 1/4 and 198 pounds at the Senior Bowl -- is bothersome to some scouts, but his production was impressive; he was a full-time starter in his final two seasons with the Huskers and rushed for 3,301 yards and 28 TDs in those seasons," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He also has proved himself as a receiver and return man." An AFC North scout recently said that Abdullah has the "highest overall character grade" he's ever given to a prospect. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah projects him as a late-second round or early third-round pick.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 10 - 8:21 PM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory wrote that he thinks he's "worthy of the No. 1 pick."

"I think I'm worthy of the No. 1 pick. I would hope anybody in the draft would want to be the No. 1 pick. I know how I am as a player. I know my potential. I know what I can do. I know what I bring to a team. And I understand that this position is a premium," Gregory wrote in a weekend diary entry for USA Today. Gregory has been on a P.R. rampage in recent days. He said a few days ago that he thinks his best NFL fit is as a 3-4, pass-rushing linebacker. "Everyone wants someone that can get to the quarterback. Everyone wants a quarterback. Everyone wants a left tackle that can block that guy that wants to get to the quarterback," his diary continued. "I understand the game and where it's headed, and I understand that there's a big need, a big demand. I definitely think I'm worthy. And I definitely think I'll show that at the combine and when I get out there in the NFL." The 6-foot-6, 255-pound edge rusher is a projected Top-10 pick.
Source: USA Today
Feb 9 - 9:21 PM


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