One of the most highly regarded EDGE defenders available in the 2015 NFL Draft class suffered a big blow to his draft stock at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, as it was revealed yesterday that Randy Gregory (Nebraska) failed his drug test. Gregory has admitted to smoking pot (and even having a problem with the drug) in the past, but his inability to apparently stay away from it during the most important stretch of his football career is mind boggling.
I’ve had a hard time understanding why Gregory is considered a sure-fire top-1o prospect in this class, as my evaluation resulted in a second-round grade for the former Cornhusker. He’s a liability against the run and is inconsistent as a pass rusher, too. His athletic traits will drive him up the Board, but now that he has a failed drug test on his resume, he very well could last until Day 2.