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
When news broke of Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory testing positive for marijuana while tested at the NFL Scouting Combine, his draft stock took a hit. Per Tony Pauline, since the story broke several teams who thought Gregory would be off the board before they select in the first round suddenly saw themselves in the running for the talented pass rusher. The Pittsburgh Steelers are one of those teams.
Gregory has immense talent, and the Steelers could use a young pass rusher to use in obvious passing situations. However, do the Steelers want the baggage which could come with a player who fails a drug test before one of the biggest events of their professional football career?
The organization certainly has gone out on a limb before with a player who tested positive for marijuana while tested. The Steelers were looking at drafting Ohio State tackle Mike Adams, and when Adams failed a drug test he was taken off the team's board. Adams essentially begged the team to select him, and he has been on the team as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.
Gregory has owned up to his mistake since the news broke.
"I blame myself," Gregory told Kimberly Jones of NFL.com. "And I know it sounds cliché, but there's really no one else I can blame."
The Steelers are still interested enough to bring Gregory in for a pre-draft visit, but whether he is their guy with the No. 22 overall pick has yet to be seen.