Sep 27, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) gives chase to South Carolina Gamecocks running backMike Davis
(28) during the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Missouri wins in the final minutes 21-20 over South Carolina. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
3. Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
Shane Ray to me is the guy who isn’t the most talented, but gets the job done, which gives me a cause to pause when thinking of taking him as high as he is projected.
He lacks the length many look for in a defensive end, and his size is one of a tweener. Usually, when a team takes a prospect where Ray is projected -a top 10 pick- you either deal with someone who has tremendous raw ability or is ready to start day 1 in the NFL.
Ray in my mind is a big risk based on his physique, which isn’t very impressive in the area in which he’s projected to go.
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