Round 6 Pick 2: Wyatt Ray, edge rusher – Boston College
I’ll be honest. I don’t see defensive end as being as big of a need as many scouting websites do. I still believe in Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter, Stephen Weatherly, and Tashawn Bower. That said, it would still be surprising to see the draft finish without the Vikings taking one.
Since there are much bigger needs and better value at positions earlier in the draft, the pass rusher fell to the later rounds where a young, talented player could be waiting to be selected since Wyatt Ray isn’t getting a ton of love from draft experts yet.
Ray didn’t set the world on fire in his first three seasons at Boston College, but he got things figured out in 2018 when he had his best statistical year by far and tripled his sack output from 2017.
Ending his final college year with 44 total tackles (21 solo) with 11.5 tackles for a loss and nine sacks should put him on the radar of some teams, but he will definitely slide due to a lack of consistent production. He still needs to gain power and technique, but sitting behind a great group of pass rushers should help him develop nicely.