A former first round pick of the Denver Broncos back in 2015, Shane Ray has not panned out for the Broncos to this point and now hits the open market. In four seasons in Denver, Ray managed only 15 starts and fighting for playing time with Bradley Chubb, Von Miller, and new Buccaneer Shaquil Barrett.
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The Buccaneers could look to take both former Broncos pass rushers in order to give themselves a formidable rotation off of the edge of the defensive line. Struggling to get much of a pass rush in 2018, Tampa Bay must continue to look at all options to improve their ability to get after the quarterback this season.
Ray has forced two fumbles, recorded 14 sacks, added 15 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and hit the quarterback 33 times in his career. Similar to Barrett, if Ray is given a situation with more playing time, he could be looking at his best season production wise this year.
Already adding Barrett, Tampa Bay should explore the cost to bookend their defensive line with the other former Bronco looking for more playing time in 2019. Ray is still young and explosive and is in need of a change of scenery.