Shane Ray wrote this piece for the Player’s Tribune about the benefits of learning from Von and DeMarcus:
I wasn’t supposed to be in Denver. I wasn’t supposed to fall to 23rd in the draft. But I made a mistake before the draft and paid the price. Now, all I can do is work my ass off to be the best player I can be on the field and the best teammate and person off it. Everything happens for a reason, and at the end of the day, I don’t think there’s a better place I could have landed than right here with the Broncos. I get Von and DeMarcus and the other guys to learn from and support me, and as a rookie, I get a chance to compete for the playoffs and for a Super Bowl.
He’s gotten healthy and he’s getting reps while DeMarcus is out. After a great game against the Chargers, I’m expecting to see him start to come in to his own in the last quarter of the season and playoffs.