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02/24/15 - 2015 NFL Combine, 25 Takeaways: Five Most Intriguing Players: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska: The lanky defender has the raw tools to excite scouts but came in much lighter than expected at 6-5, 235 pounds. He claims that he can add (or drop) weight quickly and may need to do so to convince clubs he can remain at defensive end. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/21/15 - Five takeaways from Saturday's DL/LB NFL Combine media session: 3. Nebraska DE Randy Gregory...Gregory has the pass rush ability to be appealing to any scheme, but also admitted the lighter weight could be a turn off for some teams. “I've had a mixture of both,” Gregory said when asked about the teams interested in him and the schemes they run. “But with the weight right now, I am sure a lot of 3-4 teams will look at me instead of the 4-3 teams.” While his size isn't imposing, Gregory does play stronger than he looks, which can be attributed to the emphasis on fundamentals he learned at Nebraska. And he thinks players at the next level can take that for granted. “Even at 235 pounds, I still think I set the edge pretty well because of my technique,” Gregory said. "I use my strength well for what I weigh. I just did 24 on the bench so I'll only get stronger.” - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/21/15 - Five takeaways from Saturday's DL/LB NFL Combine media session: 3. Nebraska DE Randy Gregory...After weigh-ins, Gregory created some buzz on Friday, but for the wrong reason. He tipped the scale at only 235 pounds, a lighter weight than most expected for his 6-5 frame. But according to Gregory, NFL teams aren't worried about it and know he will get bigger, although it might be tough for him to keep on the added weight. “I can probably say it is a little harder to maintain,” Gregory said. “But I have always been able to put on weight real quickly and lose it real quickly.” Gregory plans to be heavier for Nebraska's Pro Day and is confident that he can carry and play with added muscle mass, saying he has weighed anywhere from “230 to 258” pounds in the past. He revealed that while he has received positive feedback and he isn't worried about it affecting his draft projection, some teams have been “stuck” on the lower weight. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/15 - Nebraska's Randy Gregory lighter than expected...Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory weighed in lighter than expected Friday at the NFL combine, coming in at just 235 pounds at a shade under 6-foot-5 (6-4 7/8). Gregory is NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated defensive end and No. 3 overall prospect. His light frame doesn't necessarily drop his stock but does raise questions about his ability to remain at defensive end in a 4-3 alignment -- the position in which he starred the past two years for the 'Huskers. Gregory was officially listed by the Cornhuskers just five pounds heavier but there had been plenty of conjecture that he'd come in stouter this week, nearly two months removed from his last game -- a Holiday Bowl loss to Southern Cal on Dec. 30. Now, Gregory may have to prove that he possesses the fluidity to handle outside linebacker duties, making the three cone and shuttle drills important to his final evaluation.
A Purdue commit out of high school, Gregory struggled to qualify and enrolled at Arizona Western where he blossomed into one of the top JUCO recruits in the nation. He transferred to Nebraska in the summer of 2013 and grabbed a starring role immediately with 66 tackles, including 19 behind the line of scrimmage and 10.5 sacks, most in the Big Ten. A tumultuous 2014 season started poorly for Gregory and the Huskers. An "old" knee injury cropped up in the season-opener and Gregory missed the next game recovering from a scope. He wound up missing the regular-season finale and a showdown with Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff with other injuries (reportedly head and ankle injuries). Gregory lacks polish and the bulk scouts would prefer. With great length and explosiveness among his tools, Gregory has the upside to rank among the NFL's most feared edge rushers if his current trajectory continues. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/17/15 - 2015 DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 3/1. *Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska, 6-6, 245, 4.76, 1...Here is a raw athlete who needs to be coached up and beefed to play up to his potential in the NFL and validate his own lofty self-appraisal. A defensive end at Nebraska, Gregory's intensity, agility and sizzling closing speed scream he could be that coveted pass-rushing edge player that NFL quarterbacks hate. Growing up with parents in the military and on the move, Gregory was well-prepared for a vagabond football career that kind of goes full circle when he takes part in the NFL combine. He starred at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Ind., just outside of Indianapolis, where he promises to put on a shocking display of talent at the combine that starts Feb. 18.
When he left high school, Gregory didn't qualify academically after committing to Purdue and settled on Arizona Western JC, where he was impressive in 2011. He spent 2012 recovering from a broken leg and improving his GPA so he was able to choose among several top colleges and in 2013 made 66, 19 for a loss, and 10.5 sacks for Nebraska. His 2014 season was productive, but marred by multiple injuries (knee, ankle, head), a recurring theme that teams need consider. But in his own online posts, Gregory vows he "will turn a lot of heads" at the combine and "I think I'm worthy of the No. 1 pick." - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange