Why Shane Ray Will Have Breakout Season for Denver Broncos in 2016

May 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s no mystery that the strength of the Denver Broncos is on the defensive side of the ball. They won Super Bowl 50 largely because they were able to dominate on defense with one of the most intimidating groups ever seen in the NFL. The Broncos had the league’s best defense in 2015, and they’ve got some emerging stars on their roster that could make a larger impact in 2016.
One of the brightest young stars on the team is linebacker Shane Ray.
The Broncos moved up in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft so they could select Ray with the 23rd overall pick. It was the first time general manager John Elway had moved up in the first round to snare a player he coveted. Ray showed the ability to be an impact player in college at Missouri, and he could develop into one of the best defenders in the NFL.
As a rookie, Ray played in 14 games and finished his first year in the pros with four sacks. He was eased into action with the Broncos last year, but in 2016 h...

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