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Three prospects the New Orleans Saints should NOT draft

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Sep 27, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Shane Ray (56) gives chase to South Carolina Gamecocks running back Mike Davis (28) during the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Missouri wins in the final minutes 21-20 over South Carolina. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Shane Ray, Edge defender, Missouri

Shane Ray posted double-digit sacks in 2014 after being promoted to a starting role at the “D-line U.” Lined up as a 4-3 end, Ray beat offensive lineman on a weekly basis thanks to a blazing first step and a relentless motor.

Despite those traits, the Missouri native does not project well into the NFL.  A lack of size and strength will force him into the outside linebacker role in a 3-4 alignment.  That position requires tremendous athleticism which the 21- year old simply does not possess.  He barely ever dropped back into coverage and mediocre hand usage and run-stopping ability could keep him from being an impact player in the near future.  Widely regarded as a top-10 pick, I would not feel comfortable picking this prospect inside the first 25 selections.

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