Enter the weed jokes.
Shane Ray was thought to be a Top 10 talent, but his recent marijuana violation saw him drop down teams' boards. He'll reportedly start his NFL career already in the NFL's drug program. There is also a bit of an injury concern there - Ray may need foot surgery, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
But that risk didn't outweigh the potential reward for John Elway, who sees Ray as another weapon in a pass rush that already includes Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.
For as long as I can remember I've seen less skilled, less athletic players who have had their effort showcased as a way to kind of even things out. In this case, Ray is pretty athletic and highly skilled, so that doesn't apply. For him, the fact that he has a fantastic motor isn't the main course, it's the cherry on top.
It's also a long-term move; Miller is only under contract through 2015, and Ware isn't getting any younger.
Still, I'm not a fan of trading up for such a high-risk prospect.
What's your take, Broncos Country?
|Broncos 2015 Draft Picks|
|1||23||Shane Ray||DE/OLB||6'3"||245||Missouri||Scouting report|
|4||133||Max Garcia||C||6'4"||309||Florida||Scouting report|
|5||164||Lorenzo Doss||CB||5'10"||182||Tulane||Scouting report|
|6||203||Darius Kilgo||DT||6'3"||319||Maryland||Scouting report|
|7||252||Josh Furman||S||6'1"||210||Oklahoma State|