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Chiefs select Mississippi State LB Willie Gay Jr. at pick No. 63

Chiefs Wire logo Chiefs Wire 4/25/2020 Charles Goldman
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With the 63rd pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs select Mississippi State LB Willie Gay Jr.

In 2019, Gay Jr. played in five games for Mississippi State, recording 28 total tackles 3.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one pass defended, one forced fumble and one touchdown.

Here’s a look at what NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein had to say about Gay:

Gay has experience lining up in a variety of linebacker roles, but might not have the feel to play in the middle on the next level. He’s hard to miss on the field with his flailing arms and energetic playing style. He’s a healthy hitter once he squares and attacks ball-carriers. He lacks instincts and angles to mirror ball-carriers from the gaps to the flanks, but he does a nice job of sticking and finishing when he’s in position. His play speed and athleticism appear to be average and he has some zone cover talent. Carving out a defined role will be important if he is to make an NFL roster.

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