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03/26/15 - Nebraska DE Randy Gregory failed combine drug test...So how will this affect his draft stock? This failed test will be viewed differently by teams as some are more tolerant than others. Kansas City Chiefs pass rusher Justin Houston was thought to be a possible late first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, but after a failed drug test, he slipped to the third round and the No. 70 pick overall. Marijuana hasn't been an issue for him since entering the league and he has developed into one of the best third-round steals in recent memory.
On the flip side, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, a second-rounder in the 2012 supplemental draft, looked to be a bargain after leading the league in receiving in 2013. But his constant issues with substance abuse have derailed his career and it's anyone's guess when he'll find the field again, but it won't be until 2016 at the earliest. 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. However, it's 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. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/26/15 - Nebraska DE Randy Gregory failed combine drug test...According to a report by NFL.com, Nebraska junior pass rusher Randy Gregory tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine in February. Gregory is NFLDraftScout.com's No. 8 overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft and is currently slotted in the top 10 of mock drafts. "I blame myself," Gregory told NFL.com's Kimberly Jones. "And I know it sounds cliché, but there's really no one else I can blame." Gregory's past drug use was a concern in league circles before the failed test, dating back to high school and his time at junior college. NFL scouts often point out that marijuana testing at the NFL combine is more of an "idiot test" because every prospect and agent knows about it well ahead of time. Gregory said he hasn't smoked since December, but it adds another red flag to his already polarizing pro projection. "Am I worried? Yeah, I'm worried," he said when asked about his draft stock. "At the same time, I'm confident. I know I'm going to be all right in the end." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/07/15 - 2015 Pro Days: Five Takeaways from Week One...Rather than struggle in these drills, Gregory starred, clocking in at 4.30 seconds in the short shuttle, 6.73 seconds in the 3 cone and 11.64 seconds in the long shuttle -- times that would rank among the elite among all defensive linemen and linebackers tested this year at the combine. In fact, Gregory's 3 cone time would have been fastest among all front seven defenders tested in Indianapolis. Texas' Jordan Hicks, a traditional linebacker who typically played off the line of scrimmage, came closest to Gregory's 3 cone time in Indianapolis, clocking in at 6.78 seconds in the event.
Following Thursday's workout, Gregory spoke about his athleticism and willingness to switch to linebacker, if necessary. "Honestly, I feel a little bit more comfortable with that," Gregory said. "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]." "There's a lot more different things I can do than just rush the passer. 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." - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/07/15 - 2015 Pro Days: Five Takeaways from Week One...1. Nebraska's Gregory changes direction (and weight) quickly: Throughout much of the year, Nebraska's Randy Gregory ranked as my personal top edge rusher. When the gangly 6-foot-5 former Cornhusker weighed in at just 235 pounds in Indianapolis, however, he raised red flags about his ability to hold up at the line of scrimmage. He attempted to reassure scouts of his ability to gain or lose weight quickly and by clocking in at an impressive 4.64 seconds in the 40-yard dash, Gregory demonstrated that he possessed the speed to handle the conversion to linebacker. Still, scouts wanted to see how he'd handle change of direction drills. Gregory elected not to participate in the short shuttle and 3 cone drills in Indianapolis, however, raising the stakes of these drills during his Pro Day workout on Thursday. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/05/15 - Randy Gregory was a standout defensive end for Nebraska. It didn't stop him from showing off his skills at outside linebacker during Thursday's pro day with the NFL draft less than two months away. "Honestly, I feel a little bit more comfortable with that," Gregory said. "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 didn't run the 40-yard-dash Thursday and instead focused on drills he hopes show off his versatility. "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."
Gregory, who met with team representatives immediately after the pro day ended, said some are talking to him about playing linebacker in 3-4 systems and defensive end for 4-3 teams. He said he has come prefer linebacker. "It kind of reminds you of basketball," he said. "You see plays develop better. In my opinion, it's just an all-around better position. But at the same time, I want to able to play a 4-3. The teams that play 4-3, play a d-end, I want to be able to do that." - AP Sports