Broncos training camp: Shane Ray ready for camp


May 27, 2015; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray (56) speaks to the media following organized team activities at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Football season is almost here everyone. The rookie class of the Denver Broncos reported to Dove Valley on Monday to get themselves ready for rookie camp on Tuesday. While there will be plenty of eyes paying attention to the Broncos training camp, one linebacker will be ready to go when it all begins.

Rookie first round pick Shane Ray reported to Dove Valley and has announced that he will be 100% ready to go when drills begin. Shane Ray was recovering from a toe injury that sidelined him for the majority of mini camp and organized team activities. This is good news for the Broncos, as they will get to see Shane Ray go full speed on every drill and every practice.

Shane Ray fell enough in the draft for the Broncos to consider using their first round pick on him. Of course, it took trading spots and Manny Ramirez with the Detroit Lions to select the linebacker out of Missouri University, but John Elway and company liked what they saw in Shane Ray to take a chance on him.

His toe injury and his arrest for marijuana possession before the draft did not help his cause during the 2015 NFL Draft. Now with the arrest behind him and his toe fully ready to go, we can hopefully see Shane Ray making big plays during the preseason games.

Shane Ray has worked with two of the bigger names on the defensive side of the football in Demarcus Ware and Von Miller. Learning under them should really help the first round draft pick get better and make an impact in his first year as a Denver Bronco linebacker in 2015. However, it most likely be coming off of the bench.

Despite the fact that Shane Ray most likely will not be a opening day starter, his impact on the defense could be a great asset to the Broncos defense who is looking to get back to the Orange Crush status. With Wade Phillips coaching the defense along with his coordinators, there should be no reason Shane Ray will not be able to excel. With three pass rushers to worry about, this could be a very big year for Shane Ray and the Denver Broncos defense.

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