2015 NFL Draft Profile: DE Randy Gregory, Nebraska


Randy Gregory is a physical specimen. He is a lanky 6’6” and weighs 240 pounds. Gregory is a great edge rusher with outstanding quickness and off the charts measurables. He had 7 sacks in the 2014 season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Gregory’s entire game is built off incredible acceleration and a long striding body that helps him get to the quarterback. He is a bit raw as a football player. He does not have a great first step off the ball, he plays with a high pad level and he runs himself out of some plays. He has some work to do but there is no doubting his out of this world talent.

Gregory has the things that you can’t coach. He has the physical attributes and then some. He is a good tackler and he is even known to block the occasional field goal.

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  • Accelerates off the edge
  • Long arms, good upper body strength
  • Incredible athlete
  • High Motor


  • Plays with high pad level
  • Runs himself out of plays, inconsistent run defender
  • Slow first step off the ball
  • Has trouble against bigger tackles if he can’t beat them off the edge

Should the New York Giants Draft Him?

The Giants need a pass rusher, and this could be just what the doctor ordered. Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo is the perfect coach for the needs of Gregory. The Giants would get an enormous return with a first round investment in Gregory. There is no doubt that the talent is there so the Giants should have no concerns drafting Gregory 9th overall.

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