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Report: Ravens to host Missouri pass-rusher Shane Ray

The SEC Defensive Player of the Year will visit the Ravens.

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With pass-rusher Pernell McPhee leaving for Chicago, the Ravens may have their eyes on a potential replacement.

According to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson, Missouri pass-rusher Shane Ray, the SEC's Defensive Player of the Year, will visit the Ravens. This follows Ray's meeting with the Ravens at February's scouting combine.

Ray was a 4-3 defensive end at Missouri and would project to a 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL. He recorded 20.5 tackles and 13.5 sacks during the 2014 season. Missouri won the SEC East for the second consecutive season and defeated Minnesota 33-17 in the Citrus Bowl.

This would signal Ray is near the top of the Ravens' board, or at least among the guys they have the chance to get that are near the top of the board. As of now, SB Nation's Dan Kadar has Ray going to the Bengals with the 21st overall pick.

Ray's position isn't a top place of need for the Ravens. But if he's the best player available, the Ravens have made it clear historically that they have no problems making that call.