Shane Ray   #56 LB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 245   Age: 25

Born: 5/18/1993 Kansas City , MO

College: Missouri

Experience: 4th season

High School: Bishop Miege HS [Shawnee Mission, KS]

TCKL

7

SCK

1.0

FF

1

INT

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Draft 2015

Pick No.23

Selected By: Denver Broncos

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 23 (23)

Pick Analysis: As a junior in 2014, Ray was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year while earning consensus first-team All-America status after leading the SEC in sacks and tackles for loss. He was All-SEC first team (AP, Coaches) and a Hendricks Award Finalist (nation's top defensive end). He was a semifinalist for the Lombardi and Bednarik awards. His 14.5 sacks in 2014 are a school single-season record and ranked third nationally. His 22.5 tackles for loss also ranked third nationally. He also forced two fumbles. In 2013, appeared in all 14 games (no starts), and had nine tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. During redshirt freshman season in 2012, had 2.5 tackles for loss in 12 games (no starts). Redshirted in 2011. Was rated No. 3 player overall in Kansas by Rivals.com. Overcame very turbulent adolescence. His father, Wendell, starred at Missouri at defensive end and was a fifth-round draft pick in the 1981 NFL Draft. Shane was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession on April 27 just outside of Columbia, Mo., after he was stopped for speeding.

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  1. Ray: 'I'm more than excited, I can't wait'

    Published: April 30, 2015 at 10:50 p.m.

    Denver Broncos defensive end Shane Ray shares his excitement about being drafted by the Broncos.

  2. 2015 Draft profile: DE Shane Ray, Missouri

    Published: April 7, 2015 at 06:43 p.m.

    Take a look at the college highlights of University of Missouri defensive end Shane Ray.

  3. Shane Ray's mom: 'He's handled this like a man'

    Published: April 30, 2015 at 06:47 p.m.

    Missouri defensive end Shane Ray and his mother join NFL Media's Melissa Stark on the Gold Carpet to discuss how he has learned from a possession of marijuana charge.

  4. Pro Comparison: Shane Ray

    Published: Feb. 13, 2015 at 02:03 p.m.

    Bucky Brooks takes a look at NFL prospect Shane Ray and discusses which NFL player he compares best with.

  5. Ray: 'I'm the best defensive end in this class'

    Published: Feb. 22, 2015 at 11:28 a.m.

    NFL Media's Kim Jones talks with University of Missouri defensive end Shane Ray to discuss why he is not participating in combine drills due to injury.

  6. Shane Ray 2015 Combine Workout

    Published: Feb. 22, 2015 at 08:32 a.m.

    Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray takes part in the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine workouts.

  7. Shane Ray assists fellow prospects in combine drills

    Published: Feb. 22, 2015 at 12:57 p.m.

    University of Missouri defensive end Shane Ray, who is not participating in combine drills due to a foot injury, instead assists fellow prospects with their drills.

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