Even the most heralded NFL draft prospects have their detractors. Some scout, somewhere, is ready to poke holes in the game of even the highest-profile player, while other evaluators happily discuss the same player's merits. One NFL scout who correctly red-flagged the Miami Dolphins' 2013 first-round pick -- Oregon's Dion Jordan, who was chosen No. 3 overall -- has identified Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory as a stay-away prospect as well, according to nj.com.
One of the primary scouting questions on Gregory is his size. Though he stands 6-foot-6, the same height as Jordan, he weighs just 242 pounds -- light for an NFL defensive end. Gregory has said he expects to play between 255-270 pounds at the pro level.
Gregory, for his part, is lacking nothing in the area of confidence as he prepares for the NFL Scouting Combine next week. He said earlier this week he believes he is worthy of the No. 1 overall pick, and is projected as high as the No. 2 pick to the Tennessee Titans by NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah. Quality pass rushers are difficult to find, one reason several of them -- including Gregory, Missouri's Shane Ray, and Florida's Dante Fowler -- are considered potential top-10 picks.
For one scout, however, Gregory's not the one to invest in.