Nebraska DE/OLB Randy Gregory confirmed Wednesday that he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL Scouting Combine back in February.
“I blame myself,” Gregory said, via Kimberly Jones of NFL Media. “And I know it sounds cliché, but there’s really no one else I can blame.”
This is hardly the type of thing NFL teams want to see from one of the top prospects in this year’s draft class, especially considering that this was already concern for him.
Gregory admitted that he’s worried this will impact his draft stock in the coming weeks.
“Am I worried? Yeah, I’m worried,” Gregory said. “At the same time, I’m confident. I know I’m going to be all right in the end.”
Gregory seems to think he’s turned a corner and this won’t be an issue for him in the coming years.
“I was worse at Nebraska than I’ve ever been at any other time of my life,” Gregory said. “But I know how I am now. I think if teams really look at how I am now more so than the past, they’ll see I’m making strides to get better, as a person and as a player.”
It will be interesting to see if this leads to him falling out of the top-10 picks, even though there are a number of teams in need of a pass-rusher drafting between No. 5 – 10 overall.
During his two years at Nebraska, Gregory recorded 120 tackles, 17.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions.