Nebraska defensive end/outside linebacker Randy Gregory certainly has had his name discussed quite a bit in the last 24 hours after admitting to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network that he tested positive for marijuana at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. Since that news broke on Thursday, several teams have decided to bring Gregory in for a pre draft visit.
According to Tony Pauline of draftinsider.net, the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of almost a half dozen new teams who have scheduled pre draft visits with Gregory since the positive test news broke on Thursday.
League source informs me since the Randy Gregory story broke almost a half dozen new teams scheduled visits, San Diego & Pittsburgh included
— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) March 27, 2015
Gregory has more than likely hurt his draft stock by testing positive for marijuana at the combine and it appears as though teams picking later in the first round now want to get the full story from the edge rusher in case they should wind up having a chance at drafting him.
A few years ago, the Steelers removed tackle Mike Adams from their draft board after he tested positive for marijuana at the combine. They did, however, add Adams back to their board after he requested a pre draft visit and agreed to accept a few unknown stipulations from the team. Adams ended up being selected by the Steelers in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Gregory had 17.5 sacks in his two years at Nebraska. He measures in at 6-foot-5 and 243-pounds.