5 Reasons New York Giants Shouldn’t Pass on Randy Gregory

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Dec 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive end Randy Gregory (4) stretches before the game against the USC Trojans in the 2014 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

4. What Draft Pick Isn’t a Risk?

Let us be real and understand that not many prospects in this draft class are exactly homeruns. I would say there are a couple of “safe” picks, but after that its a free-for-all. Outside of USC’s Leonard Williams and Alabama’s Amari Cooper are there really any can’t-miss prospects?

The Giants aren’t picking inside the top 5 where other prospects rival Gregory’s talent. This could be a steal at the number 9 spot, considering in many earlier mock drafts Gregory was looked at as a top 5 or even top 3 pick for months prior to his failed drug test.

This is a thin draft class, and to take the “risk” on Gregory might not be a bad idea. This is something that will be overlooked if he puts up enough headlines due to his production and contribution on the football field, where it matters most.

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