2015 NFL Draft Rankings: JBB Big Board (1-10)
Dec 6, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) tackles Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims (6) during the second quarter of the 2014 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. The play caused Ray to be ejected from the game for targeting. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Shane Ray, DE, Mizzou: 95
Pros: Ray is the most natural 43 defensive end of all of the top pass rushers. He is a prototype defensive end and can play the run as well as he pass rusher. His movement on stunts is exceptional and he is a natural moving horizontally.
Ray has a solid bull rush along with a decent rip in conjunction with solid instincts and a nice first step. Against the run he is a stout defender. Also helped lead Mizzou to the SEC title game where he was ejected for nearly killing quarterback Blake Sims with a nasty quarterback pressure.
Cons: At times Ray will seemingly disappear if he does not win with his first move. Like most of the pass rushers he lacks a clearly defined counter move against blockers who can contain him. Although explosive he tends to be inconsistent and in general is more of a splash player. Concerns could be that he could be another product of a deep Mizzou pass rush that has produced high sack totals, but few impact prospects at the NFL level.
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