Steelers 2015 Draft: Gregory Falls In Latest Mayock Ranking


The Steelers will more than likely select a cornerback or defensive edge rusher in this year’s draft.

I have a strong feeling that there will be a run on corners by the 9th pick that will then start a domino effect – forcing the Steelers to go after the best edge rusher available.

The problem is that I suspect that there will be a small run on edge rushers as well throughout the middle of the first round. That could spell trouble for the Steelers.

However, NFL Draft analyst, Mike Mayock‘s latest position rankings (v5.0) might give those of us in Steeler Nation that all is not lost for Thursday night.

Mayock has Nebraska’s DE/OLB Randy Gregory falling from being the second highest rated edge rusher to now fourth. That’s a surprise, but could be a good one for the Steelers.

Still Curtain did a feature on Gregory before, and he would be a great addition to the Steelers pass rush. It just never seemed very realistic that he could fall to the Steelers.

No doubt the failed drug test during the combine aided in his fall to the fourth position in Mayock’s list even though a failed drug test does not take away ability and talent that’s still present.

Gregory at 22 would be a steal for the Steelers. Let’s hope other GM’s take Mayock’s list to heart and let him slide to the Steelers on Thursday.

Here’s the full list of Mayock’s rankings (also found here on

1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon
2. Jameis Winston, Florida State
3. Bryce Petty, Baylor
4. Brett Hundley, UCLA
5. Sean Mannion, Oregon State

Rise: Hundley (5), Mannion (NR)
Fall: Garrett Grayson, Colorado State (4)

Running back
1. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
2. Todd Gurley, Georgia
3. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska
4. Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.)
5. Tevin Coleman, Indiana

Fall: T.J. Yeldon, Alabama (T-5)

Wide receiver
1. Kevin White, West Virginia
2. Amari Cooper, Alabama
3. DeVante Parker, Louisville
4. Breshad Perriman, Central Florida
5. Nelson Agholor, USC

Fall: Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri (T-5)

Tight end
1. Maxx Williams, Minnesota
2. Clive Walford, Miami (Fla.)
3. Tyler Kroft, Rutgers
4. Blake Bell, Oklahoma
5. Jeff Heuerman, Ohio State

Rise: Kroft (4)
Fall: Bell (3)

Interior offensive linemen
1. Brandon Scherff, Iowa
2. Cameron Erving, Florida State
3. Laken Tomlinson, Duke
4. A.J. Cann, South Carolina
5. Mitch Morse, Missouri

Rise: Morse (NR)
Fall: Tre’ Jackson, Florida State (5)

Offensive tackle
1. La’el Collins, LSU
2. Ereck Flowers, Miami (Fla.)
3. D.J. Humphries, Florida
4. Andrus Peat, Stanford
5. T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh

Fall: Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M (T-5)

Interior defensive linemen
1. Leonard Williams, USC
2. Danny Shelton, Washington
3. Arik Armstead, Oregon
4. Malcom Brown, Texas
5. Eddie Goldman, Florida State

Rise: Shelton (4)
Fall: Armstead (2), Brown (3), Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma (T-5)
Edge rusher
1. Dante Fowler, Jr., Florida
2. Bud Dupree, Kentucky
3. Vic Beasley, Clemson
4. Randy Gregory, Nebraska
5. Shane Ray, Missouri

Rise: Dupree (4)
Fall: Gregory (2)

1. Paul Dawson, TCU
2. Eric Kendricks, UCLA
3. Stephone Anthony, Clemson
4. Denzel Perryman, Miami (Fla.)
5. Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State

1. Trae Waynes, Michigan State
2. Kevin Johnson, Wake Forest
3. Marcus Peters, Washington
4. Jalen Collins, LSU
5. Byron Jones, Connecticut

Rise: Johnson (4)
Fall: Collins (2), Eric Rowe, Utah (T-5)

1. Damarious Randall, Arizona State
2. Landon Collins, Alabama
3. Shaq Thompson, Washington
4. Quinten Rollins, Miami (Ohio)
5. Jaquiski Tartt, Samford

Fall: Alex Carter, Stanford (T-5)

Next: Steelers Mock Draft: Defensive Leftovers

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