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I'm not buying that, sure he gets by mostly on athleticism in college but he does show good swim, rip and bull rush moves and his use of hands is pretty good. He's only going to get better with NFL coaching.

I'd be worried about him in coverage as a full time SAM.

As a rookie I can see him as situation pass rusher in the mold of Mingo for the Browns.

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I'm not buying that, sure he gets by mostly on athleticism in college but he does show good swim, rip and bull rush moves and his use of hands is pretty good. He's only going to get better with NFL coaching.

I'd be worried about him in coverage as a full time SAM.

As a rookie I can see him as situation pass rusher in the mold of Mingo for the Browns.

Can you link me to an example of him using a swim, rip, and/or bull rush to get off a block? I haven't seen it

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I watched him throughout the year so here are my thoughts.

Way worse year than last year. I'd be selfish and say he stays another year to improve but he can mostly only hurt his draft stock now. His pass rush is better than his run defense. He faced a lot of double teams and was injured a bit as well. The Miami vs Nebraska or Illinois vs Nebraska games were his best all year. Pretty much downhill from there. He made some stops here and there but was a nonfactor way more than i thought he would be. He's fast. He can chase down RB's better than some linebackers. Had a chance to prove himself to the nation during the USC game, made a few stops (was held on a few plays to no flags but I digress) mostly on run. Watching the Russel Athletic bowl Rn and Beasley made a sack. Gregory couldn't really do that against double teams or high level OL. All that being said he is a freak of an athlete. He's got all the potential to be a pass rusher you'd ever want to see. Was still a deserving all American this year even though his stops were down and he was out for a few games. He is a good player but idk where you'd put him. DE/OLB is the most logical choice because that's where excelled the most but his size and lack of moves could be a problem there.

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Can you link me to an example of him using a swim, rip, and/or bull rush to get off a block? I haven't seen it

The swim move is like his go to move if he doesn't beat them with pure athleticism. I don't have any links but go back and watch the Michigan and Michigan St games from last year.

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The swim move is like his go to move if he doesn't beat them with pure athleticism. I don't have any links but go back and watch the Michigan and Michigan St games from last year.

I distinctly remember watching the Nebraska/MSU game and being more impressed with Shilique Calhoun than Randy Gregory.

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I'd put him behind Beasley and Ray but still wouldn't mind us getting him. Only two games this year were "Holy **** this guy is everywhere today" and he wasn't bad other games but once in the Miami game I believe it was a big 3rd down and Miami was trying to get back into the game and everybody thought "we could really use a sack from Gregory here" and ya know what he ******* got a sack. Very rarely did that happen the rest of the year. Against MSU he shoved an RB out of bounds when NEB was down late in the 4th with no timeouts, on a 3rd down no less. The biggest criticism I can think of (other small ones like lack of size exist) is this guy can't beat double teams for sacks. He'll get some run stops if you run towards him but he's almost useless besides freeing up another mediocre NEB DT (except sophomore Mo Collins who'll be a beast in a few years) for a rare sack on a passing play.

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Some are starting to compare him to JPP, which may be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it.

I haven't seen the JPP comparison. I've seen Oakman drawing that comparison, but the only comparison I've seen thrown around for Gregory is Aldon Smith, which is still a huge reach.

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Todd McShay...why am I not surprised.

"He reminds me of JPP, but he's going to need to add weight"

in other words, "he's not really all that much like JPP other than the fact that they're both JuCo transfers"

Well, to be fair, they're also both physical freaks, that will/did get drafted high, more about what they could do, than what they have done, once they do/did fully maximize their potential.

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Todd McShay...why am I not surprised.

"He reminds me of JPP, but he's going to need to add weight"

in other words, "he's not really all that much like JPP other than the fact that they're both JuCo transfers"

Yeah... rolleyes.gif

McShay also said, "Phyllis Diller reminds me of Sophia Vergara (however you spell it), but she is going to need to dye her hair."

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Can you link me to an example of him using a swim, rip, and/or bull rush to get off a block? I haven't seen it

A link to a reputable scouting report on Gregory:

http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2014/10/scouting-report-randy-gregory-deolb-nebraska.html

"Gregory also uses a good variety of pass rush moves including a bull rush, a nice swim move, and spin move. He has a good punch and uses his hands well to keep opposing lineman off of him"

Link to him using swim move (about 14 seconds in):

http://draftbreakdown.com/video-embed/?clip=253814&start=22&end=29

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I'm with Smiler here. Gregory improved a lot from last year to this year. His main move is the swim move, but he also uses the bull rush and the speed/rip too.

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253752&gif=LameMilkyGlobefish

I think he's really good. He's obviously talented, and when you combine that with a strong work ethic and high motor, chances are that he'll live up to his potential.

I like him more than Ray. Gregory or Beasley in the 1st.

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I'm with Smiler here. Gregory improved a lot from last year to this year. His main move is the swim move, but he also uses the bull rush and the speed/rip too.

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253752&gif=LameMilkyGlobefish

I think he's really good. He's obviously talented, and when you combine that with a strong work ethic and high motor, chances are that he'll live up to his potential.

I like him more than Ray. Gregory or Beasley in the 1st.

Nice find Rai. My only worries with Gregory is whether he can hold up at the point at DE in a 4-3 or if he can drop into coverage as a 3-4 OLB. Worst case scenario you play him solely as a pass rush specialist in the mold of Mingo, Aldon Smith or Bruce Irvin.

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I'm with Smiler here. Gregory improved a lot from last year to this year. His main move is the swim move, but he also uses the bull rush and the speed/rip too.

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253752&gif=LameMilkyGlobefish

I think he's really good. He's obviously talented, and when you combine that with a strong work ethic and high motor, chances are that he'll live up to his potential.

I like him more than Ray. Gregory or Beasley in the 1st.

that's ONE play. ONE. Play.

why don't you watch several games of his and then post clips of all of his good plays.

believe me, that list of clips will be one helluva LOT smaller than most of you guys think it will be.

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that's ONE play. ONE. Play.

why don't you watch several games of his and then post clips of all of his good plays.

believe me, that list of clips will be one helluva LOT smaller than most of you guys think it will be.

couple more from the same game

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253752&gif=PotableDenseAmericanindianhorse

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253752&gif=ScalyLonelyGavial

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couple from rutgers:

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253958&gif=ArcticLimpBlackbear(on the top)

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=253958&gif=DeepVastGibbon

probably worth watching the game because he was playing like a man among boys. overwhelming everyone there but rutgers' getting the ball out quick and sacrificing multiple players to block him led to few pressures. like gallette said about not getting any sacks against ryan, he was beating his man but not even superman can sack a qb in less than 2 seconds.

also a few against wisconsin on the few occasions they did pass:

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=254007&gif=VariableAmusedBorer

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=254007&gif=UncomfortableOddKouprey

http://draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=254007&gif=HiddenZanyDotterel

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