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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 ranked Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah as the No. 25 overall prospect and compared him to LeSean McCoy.

"Abdullah is a personal preference over Melvin Gordon," Burke wrote. "Why? Mainly because he's already shown he can be a three-down back, whereas Gordon has been eased into that role by Wisconsin. Abdullah (5-9, 195) has 16 touchdowns and nearly 1,200 total yards this season. His quick-cut running style is reminiscent of LeSean McCoy." The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Abdullah has 1,024 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on a 6.4 YPC average during Nebraska's 6-1 start.
Oct 22 - 1:09 AM

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

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 146 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries in Saturday's 38-17 win over Northwestern.

The last time the Huskers played, Abdullah was held to 45 yards on 24 carries against Michigan State. It looks like a bye week -- and a far inferior defense -- did him some good. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Abdullah is a darkhorse Heisman contender. He has 1,024 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns on a 6.4 YPC average during Nebraska's 6-1 start.
Oct 20 - 3:04 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

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah was held to 45 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries in the school's 27-22 loss to Michigan State.

The Spartans kept Abdullah in check, limiting his longest run to nine yards. Abdullah typically shows great balance when beating first contact, but Michigan State's defense was very assertive when getting to the running back. Abdullah did add 22 receiving yards.
Oct 5 - 12:42 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

Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "has the athletic skill-set that will be attractive next spring," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Does he have NFL functional power? How much bulk and strength can he add to his lean-muscled frame? These are questions that will linger far beyond this contest, but Gregory has the athletic skill-set that will be attractive next spring," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory, has 4.5 sacks, averaging a conference-best 1.12 sacks per contest. Last year Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. Brugler notes that, Gregory's "first step quickness and natural athleticism make it tough on any blocker in space," but in tight spaces "scouts want to see him show improved hand technique."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 2 - 2:31 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah "always appears two steps ahead of defenders."

"Abdullah has outstanding balance and body control, using his low center of gravity and vision to string together moves and always appears two steps ahead of defenders," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Abdullah, currently leads college football in rushing with 833 yards on the ground, and is averaging 166.6 rushing yards and 212.0 all-purpose yards per game. If the Nebraska prospect continues his ways, he is on pace for over 2,100 rushing yards this season.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 2 - 2:08 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah is "making us all take notice," an AFC scout said.

The entire quote is less effusive, and speaks to the problematic nature of Abdullah's draft stock: "He's not Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon, but he's making us all take notice." In other words, everybody loves Abdullah, but he's no better than the No. 3 player in a position group that the NFL has greatly devalued over the past few years. "He's carrying the Huskers right now and is among the backs with the potential to snap the streak of drafts without a first-round running back," NFL.com wrote. We love Abdullah and believe he's a Heisman frontrunner, but disagree with the assertion that he's in play for Round 1. We see Abdullah as a mid-round selection, perhaps going in the second half of Day 2.
Source: NFL.com
Oct 2 - 1:55 AM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks included Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah as one of his draft "risers" on Monday.

Abdullah absolutely rolled in the Cornhuskers' last contest, as he picked up 208 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries against Illinois. It was Abdullah's third 200 yard rushing game of the season. After the effort, Bucky Brooks wrote that it was time to throw Abdullah's name into the Heisman race. Brooks went on to praise Abdullah's consistency and called him one of the "fastest risers" in the draft. Abdullah is averaging a gaudy 7.3 YPC in 2014.
Source: nfl.com
Sep 29 - 4:27 PM

Nebraska senior RB Ameer Abdullah rushed for 208 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in Saturday's 45-14 win over Illinois.

Despite a long run of only 28 yards, Abdullah averaged 9.5 yards per carry. He's totaled at least 150 yards of total offense in four of five games, rushed for 100 yards or more in four of five, and gone over 200 yards in three of five. That's good for 833 yards and eight touchdowns across 114 attempts (7.3 YPC). Even before this game, CBS Sports' Dane Brugler said Abdullah would have his Heisman vote. He's a leading candidate.
Sep 29 - 1:44 AM

NFL.com reports there's "buzz in the NFL scouting community" that Nebraska redshirt junior edge rusher Randy Gregory "might be the best pass rusher in the 2015 class."

"At a college game recently, we heard an NFC scout rave about Gregory's natural rush skills and freakish athleticism," reported Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Charles Davis. "The veteran scout compared Gregory to the San Francisco 49ers' Pro Bowl OLB Aldon Smith and talked about how Gregory has all of the physical tools needed to be a standout as a pro. Despite battling through a nagging injury that's limited his participation early in the season, Gregory has continued to impress evaluators with his disruptive skills off the edge. The scout tells us that Gregory has been so dominant in limited action that he couldn't imagine how effective he will be when he is finally healthy and back to 100 percent." The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Gregory collected 10.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss as a first-year starter in 2013. "We've spoken to several evaluators who believe the Nebraska standout will be a bonafide star at the next level because of his special athleticism and
Source: NFL.com
Sep 24 - 9:01 PM


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