Meet Your Newest Cowboys: Randy Gregory

Name: Randy Gregory

Position: Defensive End

College: Nebraska

Height/Weight: 6-5 / 235

Highlights/Awards: 1st team All-Big Ten honors, 17.5 career sacks

Draft Position: 2nd round, 60th pick overall



Draft Profile

STRENGTHS: Uses length well to extend and shoot his arms into blockers. Explosive get-off and burst to advance upfield very quickly, displaying outstanding speed and closing burst in pursuit of the ballcarrier. Quick feet, east moving laterally to avoid blockers, appearing natural in space and on his feet with smooth change of direction movements. Active hands. Never quits fighting to the ball.

WEAKNESSES: Lean, lanky frame and needs to continue and develop strength and natural power. Needs to load more ammo into his hands to better convert speed to power. Struggles to anchor and can be driven backward, especially at the point of attack when attempting to leverage blockers who get under his pads. Injuries in 2014 to be inspected closely during pre-draft checks.

Compares To: Aldon Smith, San Francisco 49ers — With the same combination of length and explosiveness to terrorize quarterbacks, Gregory has elite potential. A 4-3 defensive end for the Cornhuskers, he has the agility, speed and awareness to get home out of the two-point stance if a move to outside linebacker is required. -Dane Brugler via CBS



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