Randy Gregory Tested Positive For Marijuana at Combine
One of the top prospects entering the 2015 NFL Draft just broke some bad news about himself. Nebraska edge rusher Randy Gregory admitted that he had failed a drug test at this year’s NFL Combine. Per reports, Gregory’s failed drug test stemmed from smoking marijuana.
GMs will like that Gregory came forward and admitted his mistake before the story got out in front of him, but that’s largely a PR move and has less to do with his character. Either way, it sounds like Gregory is remorseful for smoking weed and no longer feels he is the type of person that needs to rely on it, although he admitted he was that type of person in the past.
“I don’t wake up every day saying, I’d really love to go smoke, said Gregory. “It’s not a struggle for me every day, 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 was already regarded as a boom or bust prospect, as he’ has elite size and athleticism but there are questions about his strength and exactly what his ideal defensive system would be. Gregory is also still looked at as somewhat raw and will need to work on his technique and the core fundamentals, while also improving against the run.
Where He Could Land
Despite being deemed as a bit of a risk, Gregory’s draft stock has fluctated from a lock in the top-three to outside of the top-15. Some scouts seem to think he’s a bit overrated, which could have him set up for a free fall in the first round.
Gregory is a generational talent when it comes to pure athletic ability and upside, however, and the odds are in his favor that he remains a top-10 pick. Even with the latest news of his failed drug test, Gregory should find himself inside the top-10, where pass-rush hungry teams like the Falcons, Giants, Jets and others will vie for his services.
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