The New York Giants "have a lot of interest" in defensive end Randy Gregory, according to a report for Walter Football from Tony Pauline. Gregory, of course, is a potential top 10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft but may see his stock plummet after the revelation that he failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine.
What does this mean?
It could mean a lot of things.
It could mean simply that the Giants are doing their due diligence. That perhaps they did not expect Gregory to be available at No. 9 and now that he very well could be they want to make sure they learn as much about him as they can.
It could mean they really would consider him at No. 9, despite the failed drug test and the fact that his size makes him an unlikely fit for the Giants' defense.
It could mean the Giants are thinking about what they might do in the extremely unlikely circumstance that Gregory slides all the way to their pick in the second round, 40th overall.
It could mean the Giants simply want to gather more information before crossing him off their draft board, at at least in Round 1.
Even before the positive drug test the belief here was that Gregory -- and the cadre of under-sized edge rushers who really aren't true 4-3 defensive ends -- seemed like poor fits for the Giants. Considering the Giants' emphasis on character in the last couple of drafts, selecting all team captains in 2014, that makes Gregory seem to even less likely to be a Giant.
The team's reported "interest," though, is definitely interesting.