The Pittsburgh Steelers will apparently take a closer look one of the most talented players in the NFL draft after Randy Gregory’s stock took a potential hit following an admission of a failed drug test.
The Steelers will host Gregory for a pre-draft visit, according to Tony Pauline of Draft Insider.net, in case the Nebraska defensive end/outside linebacker falls in the draft.
Gregory is one of the top pass-rushers in the draft after recording 17½ sacks in two seasons at Nebraska. He has one of the highest ceilings in the draft -- click here to watch a snapshot of his sheer power -- and the Steelers would be crazy not to at least do their homework on him.
Gregory told the NFL Network earlier this week that he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month. He reportedly failed multiple drug tests at Nebraska and his latest admission will compel teams to do extra homework on Gregory.
Will it also bring teams like the Steelers, who pick No. 22 overall and have a need for pass-rushers, into play for him?
Kiper doesn’t think so.
“I’d say the range for him is still 5 to 13 because of the [failed drug] test,” Kiper said. “Could he drop down to 12, 13? Maybe. He’s going to be kind of a wild card.”