Remember when some Redskins fans wanted Washington GM Scot McCloughan to select Nebraska defensive lineman Randy Gregory early in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft? Instead, McCloughan took Mississippi State's Preston Smith.
After one season, it looks obvious McCloughan made the right call, as Smith finished his rookie year with eight sacks and was a key defensive piece for the Redskins during a late season surge to the NFC East title.
In Dallas, Gregory accounted for zero sacks and just seven tackles in 12 games during the 2015 season. And now, Gregory faces a suspension from the NFL for a substance abuse violation.
Cowboys DE Randy Gregory suspended for four games for violating the substance abuse policy.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 19, 2016
Gregory slipped in last year's draft after testing positive for marijuana during the combine, but Dallas was confident the team had the right policies in place to support and guide Gregory to a successful NFL career. While that still might become the case, Gregory's rookie season was hindered by an ankle injury, and looks like his sophomore campaign will start on the wrong track as well.