Nov 1, 2014; Columbia, MO, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Stanley Williams (18) is tackled by Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) during the second half at Faurot Field. Missouri won 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
2. Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
I’m not trying to hate on his “high-motor” play, but to me Shane Ray lacks the physique you would look for in an every-down defensive end. He does bring quickness off the edge, but he lacks length and his 6’3″ 245 lb. frame is a bit small to me.
How many starting defensive ends do you see play effectively at that size at the NFL level? Not many if any. He needs to add some bulk to his physique if he wants to withstand a starting job in the NFL. I feel as though pass rusher is an area the Giants are trying to focus in on this offseason to create a strong rotation for Spags, but I don’t see Ray fitting the mold especially if he wants the majority of snaps.
I’m surprised not more talent evaluators are cautious about Ray’s frame, as he’s been a projected top 10 pick in just about every mock draft I’ve seen. I had him on my top 10 potential bust and I don’t stray away from that assessment.
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