Former Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory has still not been drafted, and now we might know why. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gregory has shown a lack of mental readiness to move up to the professional levels, thus his plummeting draft stock.
“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.”
Schefter also reported that Gregory may not have been 100 percent truthful about his marijuana use, which has been well-documented.
If he wants to play in the NFL, he needs to get his head together and start taking this process seriously.
Getting drafted into the NFL, not to mention playing in the league, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Gregory’s lack of respect for that is now hurting him badly.
There are still a lot of picks left to be made, but hopefully Gregory is selected before the end of the night. Otherwise, it would be quite the fall from grace for someone who was once viewed as a Top 10 pick.
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