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Randy Gregory could fall out of the first round

A failed drug test at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine will haunt the previously projected top five selection, and his weight issues certainly won't help. However, it is looking like a drop out of the first round might be in store for the defensive end out of Nebraska.

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A failed drug test at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine will haunt the previously projected top five selection, and his weight issues certainly won't help. However, it is looking like a drop out of the first round might be in store for the defensive end out of Nebraska.

Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer are reporting that Randy Gregory is giving teams concern about his ability to handle the mental rigors of professional football. There is even reports that he has been completely taken off several teams' draft boards due to individual psychological profiles put together during meetings with teams.

With the natural ability and physical size to be a stud rushing the quarterback, recent events surrounding players like Dion Jordan caution teams against getting their hopes up too high and have caused them to do far more in-depth analysis on players like Gregory. That has led to a lot of rumors and expectations of players draft stock plummeting right before the draft as information begins to leak out. From getting arrested for marijuana possesion to being questioned in a shooting murder, teams are taking a hard look and are seemingly dropping players down left and right.

One NFC general manager said about Gregory, "There are more negatives than positives."

"He's a good football player, his only on-field issue is his weight and body mass," said an AFC personnel exec. "When you draft a player, it's easy to see the skills they have to transfer and perform at the next level. But with pro football, there's so much more that goes into it because you face a great athlete every week, so your character gets tested."

As with guys like La'El Collins and Shane Ray, it will be interesting to see what team has ignored some of the red flags surrounding these players and even more interesting on what players these teams will take if they don't go with the players that were expected.