Written by Bryan Perez on March 26, 2015
One of the most highly regarded EDGE prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft class just took a major hit to his draft stock, as news was revealed yesterday that Randy Gregory (Nebraska) failed his drug test at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.
DB’s Take: Just an inexplicable blunder by Gregory. His lack of self-control and/or poor decision making is an issue that GMs and personnel executives will have a problem with. Marijuana is still a banned substance by the NFL, and using it will lead to suspensions and missed time on the next level. No team wants to make a major investment in a player who might become “unavailable” as a result of failed drug tests, etc. In my opinion, Gregory is somewhat of an overrated prospect at this juncture anyway. This news will likely cause him to fall somewhere closer to his actual on-field value.