Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory has formally announced his plans to enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (TwitLonger link). In a statement declaring his intent, Gregory thanked his coaches at Nebraska for helping him take his game to “another level.”
“As I declare for this year’s NFL draft, I’m ready for the next challenge in my life,” Gregory said. “I look forward to the coaching I will receive and the chance to push myself alongside the best players in the world. Thank you to my coaches from all levels, the Nebraska fans, my teammates, and my family who have supported me from the start.”
A junior with the Cornhuskers, Gregory recorded 54 tackles and seven sacks in 10 games for the club in 2014, a year after logging 9.5 sacks as a sophomore. The 22-year-old is viewed as one of the best pass-rushing prospects in the nation, ranking behind only USC’s Leonard Williams among defensive linemen on CBSSports.com’s big board. In Todd McShay’s first mock draft at ESPN.com, McShay had Gregory going fourth overall to the Raiders.
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