Projected Top 5 Pick Randy Gregory Headlines Priority Sports’ 6 Signings
Priority Sports adds six more prospects to the agency’s already impressive 2015 NFL Draft Class. Prospects Randy Gregory (DE, Nebraska), La’el Collins (OT, LSU), and P.J. Williams (CB, Florida State) will be represented by NFLPA certified agent Deryk Gilmore. Similarly, prospects Nate Orchard (DE, Utah), Dres Anderson (WR, Utah), and Mickey Baucus (OT, Arizona) will be represented by NFLPA certified agent and Priority Sports’ President of Athlete Representation, Kenny Zuckerman.
Potential top five pick, Randy Gregory (6’6 245 lbs) is the Draft’s #1 ranked DE and 4th overall prospect*. Gregory has the size, speed, and athleticism to effectively rush the passer or chase down skill players. 2014 was Gregory’s second season at the University of Nebraska where he finished his career with 120 total tackles (63 solo, 26 sacks, 20.5 TFL). Gregory has noticeable physical similarities to last year’s #1 Overall pick, Jadeveon Clowney (6’5 266 lbs). The Tampa Bay Bucs (1), Tennessee Titans (2), Oakland Raiders (4), and Washington Redskins (5) are four of the first five picks in the upcoming 2015 Draft. According to NFL.com’s Gil Brandt, each of these four teams has a need for and interest in acquiring a pass rusher in the Draft. If his combine and pro day results are as expected, it would not be surprising to see Gregory land with any one these teams come Draft day.
La’el Collins (6’5 321 lbs) is a projected 1st round pick and the Draft’s third ranked offensive tackle. Brandon Scherff (OT, Iowa) and Andrus Peat (OT, Stanford) are currently ranked ahead of Collins. It would not be surprising to see two of these three offensive tackles go as high as pick 3 to Jacksonville Jaguars or pick 6 to Washington Redskins. In 2014, Collins was a Second Team All-American selection (AP and USA Today) while also earning First Team All-SEC honors (AP and Coaches). Collins will be playing in the 2015 Senior Bowl on January 24, 2015.
P.J. Williams (6’0 196 lbs) is a projected late-first to mid-second round pick and is the fourth ranked defensive back. Williams finished 2014 with 74 total tackles (52 solo), one interception, eleven passes defended, and ten break-ups. Williams was the 2013 BCS National Championship Game’s Defensive MVP in Florida State’s win over Auburn where he had seven tackles and two interceptions coming on back-to-back plays at the start of the fourth quarter. Williams could go as high as pick 27 to the Cowboys who are looking to continue improving on their secondary this off-season.
Nate Orchard (6’4 255 lbs) is a projected late-first to mid-second round pick and is the Draft’s fourth ranked defensive end. In 2014, Orchard had a breakout year for the Utes where he recorded 84 total tackles, a school record 18.5 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, and ten passes defended on his way to earning First Team All-Pac 12 honors.
Dres Anderson (6’2 190 lbs) is a projected fourth round pick. Anderson missed the last six games for the Utes after sustaining a knee injury in Utah’s 24-21 win against USC. Anderson led Utah in receiving in 2013 with 53 catches, 1002 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns. Before his season ending knee injury in 2014 Anderson had already added four more touchdown catches to his career total on just 22 receptions.
Mickey Baucus (6’7 305 lbs) is projected as a seventh round pick or free agent pick-up this off-season. In 2014, Baucus started every game at left tackle for an Arizona offense that rushed for 264.9 yards/game (2nd in the Pac-12). The Wildcats’ offensive line allowed only 1.31 sacks/game this past season which was also good for second in the Pac-12.
*All rankings according to NFLDraftScout.com.