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As Shane Ray’s stock plummets, talk that he could fall to Round 4

Posted by Michael David Smith on April 28, 2015, 9:23 AM EDT
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Just a few weeks ago, stories about Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray routinely called him apotential Top 5 pick. That now feels like a long time ago.

Ray’s draft stock began to fall when teams showed increasing concern about a foot injury he suffered in the final game of his college career, and now his stock has plummeted so severely that there’s talk that Ray not only won’t go in the first round, but might not even go in the second or third rounds. According to former Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik, Ray’s recent marijuana citation makes it possible that Ray won’t be drafted until the fourth round.

“This changes Shane Ray dramatically because it’s, to me, such a poor decision this close to the draft. It’s the decision making. What is this guy going to do on Friday or Saturday night before a big game? Is he going to make another poor choice like this? The timing is so bad, and the foot issue, tells me that this guy isn’t just dropping out of the first round, he’s dropping to the third or fourth round now,” Dominik said onMike & Mike. “I know he’s dropping out of the first round. I don’t see any way he’s going in the first round.”

Ray has likely lost many millions of dollars in the last few weeks.

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the question would be: - let's say Falcons stayed put at #8 and took Vic Beasley. Would you still take Shane Ray if he fell to Falcons 2nd rounder? I think I would - Falcons could use multiple passrushers - I am fairly certain they would both be on the field on 3rd downs.

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It's a gamble to wait that long but I'd be down with Scherff / Ray or better yet Scherff / Gregory.

It's a gamble, and I see the Patriots or Saints (with the 31 pick) taking him if he really falls that far. He could even be taken earlier by Cincinatti or Baltimore. But, it certainly is a gamble worth taking. I don't believe he falls to the third under any circumstance.
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Trade #8 and #73 for #4 from OAK...take Leonard Williams...

Trade #42 and #250 for #64, #96, #101 from NE...take Shane Ray...

1 (4): Leonard Williams DT

2 (64): Shane Ray DE

3 (96): David Johnson RB

4 (101): Anthony Harris FS

4 (107): Tyler Lockett WR

5 (146): Jarvis Harrison OG

6 (185): Hayes Pullard ILB

7 (226): Tray Walker CB

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Trade #8 and #73 for #4 from OAK...take Leonard Williams...

Trade #42 and #250 for #64, #96, #101 from NE...take Shane Ray...

1 (4): Leonard Williams DT

2 (64): Shane Ray DE

3 (96): David Johnson RB

4 (101): Anthony Harris FS

4 (107): Tyler Lockett WR

5 (146): Jarvis Harrison OG

6 (185): Hayes Pullard ILB

7 (226): Tray Walker CB

It's going to take our 2nd round pick to trade up.

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It's a gamble, and I see the Patriots or Saints (with the 31 pick) taking him if he really falls that far. He could even be taken earlier by Cincinatti or Baltimore. But, it certainly is a gamble worth taking. I don't believe he falls to the third under any circumstance.

Hes not getting past Ozzie.
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yeah I don't get the "round 4" comment - to say Shane Ray could fall out of the 1st round - that is a reasonable and believeable stmt - but why go over the top and say "Round 4"? makes no sense.

In the NFL, every team is starved for passrushers and 50% of the NFL probably lights the peace pipe - I don't see this knocking Shane Ray down to 4th round - I see bottom of 1st or top of 2nd round though - maybe further - but not 4th round - that won't happen.

Having said that, there is precedent. Anyone remember Everson Griffen? he was projected to go in the 20's in the 2010 NFL draft - failed a drug test and dropped to the top of the 4th round when selected by Vikings. However, that was in day/age when marijuana was looked down on moreso than now - and he was projected as not quite the prospect that Shane Ray is - having said that, Griffen has done well and just got a big contract extension from the Vikes.

The problem for Shane Ray is he has two strikes against him:

#1) The Toe: he is saying now it won't require surgery but I would bet a box of Krispy Kreme donuts he gets surgery within two weeks after the NFL draft. Even if the story holds, and he has to rest the toe - I heard he would need to rest it for 5 months - so he is missing training camp either way. This means you probably don't get a lot out of Ray his rookie season.

#2) The stupidity of getting popped for weed the week of the draft - flunked the intelligence test.

when you put those two together - he could get doubly knocked down the board.

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