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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

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah says Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory is going to slip out of the top ten.

Gregory's stock is on the decline due to a combination of his lithe frame and his recent failed drug test for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine. "That's another strike against him, and that's unfortunate. And for Randy Gregory, this is not the kind of draft class you want to have this issue in, because we are loaded at the edge rusher position," Jeremiah said. "So if you're a team, and you have a similar grade on these guys, it's going to obviously drop Randy Gregory down the board. ... I think he'll go in the first round, but I do think he's going to slide out of the top 10." Jeremiah, of course, is praising a class headlined by Florida's Dante Fowler, Clemson's Vic Beasley and Missouri's Shane Ray. As for this being "another strike," NFL Media's Kimberly Jones previously reported that NFL teams were aware that Gregory tested positive for marijuana twice while at Nebraska in 2014. It was highly unfortunate that he did so again at the combine.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 12:45 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers have booked Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory for visits, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The belief is both New York teams, the Jets and Giants, also have a lot of interest in Gregory, though I've not confirmed a visit with him from either squad," the analyst reported. He previously reported that Gregory has private workouts scheduled with the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders over the next week. Gregory weighed in at 243 pounds and hoisted up 26 reps on the bench. He posted a 1.56 second 10-yard split on his 4.53 seconds forty.
Mar 28 - 12:11 AM

Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory has private workouts with the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders over the next week, TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline has learned.

"In preparation, he ran his own individual combine that was videotaped, and I would assume is available for teams," Pauline added. Gregory weighed in at 243 pounds and hoisted up 26 reps on the bench. He posted a 1.56 second 10-yard split on his 4.53 seconds forty. In every testing metric, he beat his performance from the combine. Gregory, who failed a marijuana test at the Combine, has depreciated in value in recent weeks.
Mar 26 - 11:13 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that, according to his combine feedback on Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory, some teams think he "would be a scary first round pick."

"Among feedback I received on Gregory from teams was that he came off as "having an excuse for everything" and "would be a scary 1st rd pick," Rang tweeted. While we have to keep in mind that this is draft season, Gregory's recent failed drug test doesn't help his draft stock. Rang added in another tweet that, "the issue with Gregory isn't a single failed test for marijuana. Some teams will brush that off. Ive been told there are "several" red flags." With Gregory's elite potential to terrorize quarterbacks off the edge, it will be extremely tough for edge rusher-needy teams to pass on him, if he starts to fall.
Mar 26 - 3:26 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that, "it wouldn't be a shock to see" Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory "fall past the initial 10 picks."

"Gregory has top-10 talent, but with concerns about his growth potential and overall reliability because of his past drug use, it wouldn't be a shock to see him fall past the initial 10 picks," Brugler wrote. The Nebraska prospect has to hope, that some GMs believe he will be able to put this incident past him. However, teams picking a prospect in the Top-10, have to be sure Gregory is a "can't miss" talent for them to pull the trigger. Brugler notes that, it will be "hard to see him falling too far down draft boards and a team picking in the mid-to-late first round might land the Huskers pass rusher at a reduced price."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 26 - 2:08 PM

Nebraska EDGE Randy Gregory visited the Panthers last week, according to Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport adds Gregory is "unlikely" to make it to pick No. 25, but that was before Gregory revealed he failed the Combine's drug test. Some prospects have "dropped" partially due to a failed test, but it is really impossible to pinpoint where Gregory will be selected this April/May. He has now visited the Panthers and Ravens, who own picks 25 and 26 respectively.
Mar 26 - 12:09 PM

Nebraska edge player Randy Gregory failed the NFL-mandated drug test at the Combine, testing positive for marijuana.

Gregory revealed the information before the tests were "leaked" to the media. "I don't wake up every day saying, I'd really love to go smoke," Gregory told Kimberly Jones. "It's not a struggle for me every day (now), it really isn't. In the past, hell yeah, it's been a struggle. It really has been. Now, I'm focused on my dream." Gregory said he had discussions with every team about his marijuana use. There have been a number of prospects whose draft projection dropped in recent years due to a failed sample at the Combine, and many still went on to have productive careers. It really is a case by case basis.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 7:38 AM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory is a "high-ceiling, low-floor prospect" boom-or-bust prospect, according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

Zierlein compares him to Dion Jordan, a prospect similarly described coming out of Oregon. "A 3-4 outside linebacker with the length, toughness and closing burst to immediately help a run defense," Zierlein wrote. "Gregory could stand to add more weight to his frame and needs plenty of technique work and a patient coach for his pass-rush skill to match his traits." Gregory has an upcoming visit scheduled with the Ravens. "He's super raw, but those physical tools are through the roof. That's why you pay coaches," said an NFC scouting director.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 25 - 12:07 AM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory will visit the Ravens, according to Aaron Wilson.

It is an interesting combination, as we highly doubt Gregory will be available at pick No. 26. In fact, there would have to be a glaring "unknown" for Gregory to make it that far down the board. Gregory is unique from a height and weight standpoint, which will likely give some teams pause. However, he has the level of ability to win with speed or power.
Mar 23 - 10:38 AM

ESPN's Kevin Weidl believes Nebraska WR Kenny Bell has "a chance to bring [a] strong return in the fringe day 2 range."

This dispatch is interesting on two levels. The first is that we haven't really heard Bell discussed as a Round 3 possibility before, perhaps because he's been lost in the shuffle amongst an ocean-deep WR class. The second is that Weidl believes Bell could be a good value at that spot, speaking to the prospect's athletic upside. The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder ran a 4.42 40 at the combine and finished with the third-highest vertical (41 1/2), the fourth-longest broad jump (10-9), and the third-fastest three-cone time (6.66) in the receivers group. If he maximizes his ability, we see the next Kenny Stills.
Mar 22 - 1:08 AM

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah produced the best SPARQ score of any RB in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Abdullah posted a score of 142.5, which places him in the 95.6 percentile of NFL players. SPARQ is a formula that factors in each Combine/pro day test along with weight. Northern Iowa's David Johnson was second with a score of 139.7, placing him in the 93.1 percentile. Both were well ahead of their peers. Be sure to follow the link below to learn more about SPARQ, as a number of teams use something of its kind to quantify athleticism.
Source: Rotoworld
Mar 17 - 11:23 AM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory "has undeniable athletic ability and flashed greatness in college, but a long list of injuries and academic struggles cannot be totally overlooked," wrote NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.

"Here is a raw athlete who needs to be coached up and beefed up to play to his potential in the NFL," Cooney wrote. "Gregory's intensity, agility and closing speed scream potential NFL sackmaster." The spindly 6-foot-5 Gregory, who dropped to 218 pounds just after the college season ended, ran a 1.60 10-yard split on his 4.57 forty at the NFL Combine. He wants to play linebacker at the next level. "Honestly, I feel a little bit more comfortable [at linebacker]. ... You get that natural athletic stance and get to show your athleticism. I'm always excited to do linebacker drills and I thought I did real well today," Gregory said after pro day workouts.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 11 - 6:23 PM

Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory said he's a little more comfortable at linebacker than defensive end.

"Honestly, I feel a little bit more comfortable with that," Gregory said when asked about his athleticism and willingness to switch to linebacker. "You get that natural athletic stance and get to show your athleticism. I'm always excited to do linebacker drills and I thought I did real well [Thursday]." This is a good stance for Gregory to take, because he might struggle throughout his NFL career to stay near 250 pounds, making it difficult to easily project him as a defensive end. "There's a lot more different things I can do than just rush the passer," Gregory said. "A lot of guys, you can draft them for one specific role. I feel like me, they can almost mold me into any player they want."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 8 - 9:14 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench ranks Nebraska WR Kenny Bell as the eighth-best athlete in the draft.

Bell is essentially never talked about amidst an ocean-deep receiver class, but he's another potential sleeper to monitor. The 6-foot-1, 197-pounder had one of the year's most underrated combine performances. He ran a 4.42 40 and finished with the third-highest vertical (41 1/2), the fourth-longest broad jump (10-9), and the third-fastest three-cone time (6.66) in the receivers group. We think Bell's ceiling is that of Kenny Stills.
Mar 8 - 8:21 PM


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