Shane Ray getting more interest from teams at bottom of first round since pot citation

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Missouri defensive end Shane Ray was cited for marijuana possession earlier this week, leading former Buccaneers General Manager Mark Dominik to say that he knows Ray will drop out of the first round as a result.

Ray spoke to NFL Media at a pre-draft event in Chicago and reiterated much of what he said in his post-arrest apology. He also said that he understands why teams would have a different opinion of him as a result of the arrest.

“With the timing of what happened, of course they would question my judgment,” Ray said. “All I can try to do is ensure the teams that I will grow from my mistake and I’ll continue to try and make better decisions.”

A drop down the board may be likely, but it may not be a particularly extreme one. Ray said Wednesday that he’s been getting “a little bit more interest” from teams who are picking in the late stages of the first round, which would be a lower landing spot than most people originally predicted but not the catastrophic drop that Dominik suggested in the wake of his run-in with the law.

19 responses to “Shane Ray getting more interest from teams at bottom of first round since pot citation

  1. Makes sense. Isolated incident for a guy who’s a great prospect. Take away this and his foot injury he doesn’t escape the top 15. Smart GM’s see it as an opportunity to make a steal with their first round pick.

    There’s a reason teams like GB, Pitt, Baltimore & NE are in the thick of it year after year.

  2. Teams who pick late in the first round pick late in EVERY round. This information is meaningless. They could be looking at him sliding to them in the 2nd or 3rd for all we know. Until the draft, nobody knows anything.

  3. “They could be looking at him sliding to them in the 2nd or 3rd for all we know. Until the draft, nobody knows anything.”

    They might not know anything, but I’m sure they can apply a bit of common sense and reason to figure out Ray isn’t lasting until the end of Rd 2.

  4. If he is the top player on Ozzie’s board the Ravens will take him – no doubt.

    Go Oz

  5. No possible way that this dude makes it past Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Green Bay in the first round. Just not happening.

  6. bathroombenlovemachine says: Apr 29, 2015 3:12 PM

    He wants to come to Philly and win the next three Super Bowls.
    ———————————————————

    Try winning one, before you start talking about three. I do have to give you kudos on your screen name though. Nice.

  7. I think people connected to the Pats might be whispering in some ears, including PKing’s. Although Ray and Gregory obviously have talent, they’re both undersized and have red flags. IMO, the Pats wouldn’t touch either with a 10 ft pole, but would love some team that can’t resist the potential to trade back into the 1rst rnd if these two slide. There’s only 15-20 guys with 1rst rnd grades. 20-50 you can pull out of a hat.

  8. Teams at the bottom of the 1st are looking for someone with “connections”? New England recently lost one.

  9. Wow. Its like people don’t realize that the teams drafting at the end of the 1st round are also drafting at the end of the 2nd and 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th and 7th. Did the teams call and declare this is a 1st rounder inquiry ? Do they interview a 2nd round pick differently then a 4th rounder? God think people.

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