Shane Ray does not lack confidence.
Denver's top pick of this year's draft has big goals for his rookie season.
"I don't see anything less than Defensive Rookie of the Year. I mean that's my goal," Ray told NFL.com's Kevin Patra at the Rookie Symposium on Monday.
To win DRoY, Ray would likely have to do so as a rotational player. It's unlikely that he'll jump either Von Miller (the 2011 DRoY) or DeMarcus Ware (the 2008 DPoY) on Denver's depth chart. But that's not a bad thing — he has an opportunity to learn under two of the best pass-rushers in the league.
"I work with DeMarcus and Von every day," he said. "Some days I might work with Von on pass coverages . . . DeMarcus might show me some hand stuff or pass rush stuff, like 'maybe you should try this.'
"With both of those guys, I kinda have the opportunity to look through their eyes on how they see things on the field and I just utilize that and add to my game."
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