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Shane Ray Will Visit Jets For Pre-Draft Visit

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We'll start to see more and more of these over the coming weeks.

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We know the Jets have met with some small school prospects and we know they will meet with a number of players who are set to be drafted in the top 10. It gives the team to get the player into the facility, grill him a little, iron out any concerns and go over some conceptual aspects of an NFL play-book.

With outside linebacker being one area of concern for the New York Jets, it's no surprise to see one of the finest outside linebacker prospects in the 2015 NFL draft being scheduled for a visit.

Shane Ray was a dominant pass rusher at Missouri, the college where Sheldon Richardson called home. Last season he finished his final season in Missouri with 22.5 tackles for a loss and 14.5 sacks, on route to being named the SEC defensive player of the year.

Shane Ray only became a full-time starter in 2014 after appearing in all 14 games in 2013, without starting a single one. He finished 2013 with 9 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks.

Shane Ray is a Bruce Irvin type pass rusher, and teams who run from both a 4-3 and a 3-4 will show interest. He doesn't have the ideal length you'd look for in a pass rusher, but he has an explosive nature, with natural speed and power with a high motor ready to finish every single snap. He has violent hands with great technique and an elite first step, he's a coil ready to explode on every single snap.

The more Missouri games I watch, the more I want Shane Ray on my football team.