On Thursday, a report emerged that Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory would be taken in the top 10 of the first round. He wasn’t.
The top 10 picks of the second round have been made, and Gregory still hasn’t been picked.
So what’s going on? ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who said last night that Gregory may not have been truthful with teams at the Scouting Combine about his use of marijuana, reports that Gregory had another problem in his meetings with teams. Specifically, Gregory failed to show up for some of his meetings with teams.
“He missed some meetings with some teams, at least three of those meetings with teams,” Schefter said. “Now he did have a long and extensive travel schedule. It wore him out. So he deserves some compassion, and he deserves some chances here. But he wasn’t responsible, teams noticed. It alienated some of the teams.”
It apparently did. Considered to be a top-10 talent, Gregory is plunging. Whatever that NFL Media report from Wednesday was hinting at, something has caused Gregory to slide farther than anyone thought he would.