Wyatt Ray

Boston College
DL49

Prospect Info

College
Boston College
Hometown
Class
FL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
257 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
9 3/8”

Prospect Grade

5.32
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.83
Seconds
 
Bench Press
25
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
34.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
118.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.34
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.31
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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An All-State Class 7A pick from Boca Raton, Fla., Ray made his way north to Chestnut Hill to play for the Eagles. He played in all 12 games as a reserve his true freshman season (four tackles, 1.5 for loss, 0.5 sack) and again backed up the starters in 2016 but made seven tackles behind the line (27 total) and was credited with 4.5 sacks. He started four games as a junior and was credited with 39 tackles, four for loss, and 2.5 sacks. He started all 12 games for Boston College in 2018, garnering third-team All-ACC honors by leading his squad with nine sacks (44 total tackles, 11.5 for loss, two pass breakups).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7
NFL Comparison
Eli Harold
Overview
After playing behind Harold Landry for the last few seasons, Ray's opportunity as a first-time starter produced mixed results. He's not a twitchy athlete and play strength at the point of attack is a concern at this juncture. His wingspan is a plus in his favor and he flashes potential as a developmental pass rusher. He is a potential Day 3 3-4 outside linebacker who will need to show up on special teams early.
Strengths
  • Impressive production in lone season as full-time starter
  • Finished with 11.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks
  • Impressive wingspan works to his advantage
  • Consistent punching to full-extension in order to maintain a clean frame
  • Uses length to cast effective tackle net in open field
  • Adequate drive and stride upfield as rusher
  • Early inside jab can stall tackle's pass slide and shrink the edge
  • Has rip-and-run with enough bend to turn around the corner
  • Spin move may have life with more development
Weaknesses
  • Very average short-area athleticism and change of direction
  • Leggy and lacks desired foot quickness laterally
  • Needs to play faster and keep motor turned up in backside pursuit
  • Needs more play strength to go with his length
  • Below-average body control through contact
  • Engulfed and controlled when blocker's hands win first
  • Slow to disengage and get back into the play
  • Hand swipes lack power to dislodge and clear blocker's punch
  • Average closing burst
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league