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Nebraska Prospects Give One Final Look At Pro Day

Randy Gregory and Ameer Abdullah were among the Nebraska prospects who showcased their talents at pro day. Both are ready for the next step in the process of reaching the NFL.

Projected to be a top-10 pick and perhaps even top-five in April's NFL Draft, it'd be easy for Nebraska pass rusher Randy Gregory to get caught up in the spotlight.

But, as he proved at Nebraksa's pro day, Gregory's not letting the talk surrounding his status affect his preparation.

The 6-foot-5, 235 pounder added to his combine numbers posted last month in Indianapolis by recording an 11.81-second run in the 60-yard shuffle and a 6.79-second performance in the three-cone drill.

"I thought I followed up from the combine pretty well," Gregory told NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz. "Did different linebacker drills, D-line drills, thought my footwork was pretty decent, my hands were great, hips were pretty good. Did what I could, and thought I did pretty well at the same time."

While Gregory didn't try his hand at another 40-yard dash during his pro day, he did post a 4.64-second 40 at the combine.

That speed was on display routinely during his last two seasons at Nebraska, where recorded 60 tackles with 16.5 sacks.

It's also one of the reasons many say he's the best pass rushing prospect in the draft.

Despite all of the positive remarks surrounding his game, Gregory wants to continue channeling his focus on getting better before hearing his name called.

"There's a reason why I got here where I'm at right now, so as long as I keep doing the same thing I've been doing, going there working out every day hard and stay on the right diet, I'll be there and I'll be in pretty good shape," he said.

Running back Ameer Abdullah, meanwhile, ran just the 40-yard dash at pro day, clocking in at 4.53 seconds.

Abdullah was a standout for the Huskers over the last few years, rushing for 4,588 yards and 39 touchdowns on 813 carries.

During the 2014 season, Abdullah ran for more than 200 yards four times and score at least one touchdown in 10 of 13 games.

According to his prospect profile, Abdullah could turn out to be like Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington.

In two seasons with the Cardinals, the Clemson prospect had rushed for 1,312 yards and six touchdowns while also registering 85 receptions for 766 yards and three receiving touchdowns.

While Abdullah hopes he's shown teams over the last few months that he's ready to compete at the next level, he's happy that intensity of individual drills is now in the past.

"I'm glad this part is behind me," Abdullah told "Any time you can get in front of scouts and the professional guys to show what you can do, though, you should take advantage of the opportunity. I didn't do everything today, but I feel like I came out and did what I wanted to do and showed it."




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