Englewood, CO (Sports Network) – The Denver Broncos swapped first-round picks
with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, moving up from No. 28 to 23 overall to
select Missouri linebacker Shane Ray.
Ray, who was cited for marijuana possession recently, was named the SEC
Defensive Player of the Year as a junior last season after totaling 14 1/2
sacks, 22 1/2 tackles for loss and 65 total tackles for the Tigers.
In exchange for moving down in the draft, the Lions also received a 2015
fifth-round pick, a 2016 fifth-round pick and offensive lineman Manny Ramirez.
Detroit selected Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson with the 28th pick.