Apr 25, 2020 2:35 AM

Chiefs gamble on Miss St LB Gay in second round of draft

Posted Apr 25, 2020 2:35 AM

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are gambling on a player with off-the-field issues, selecting Mississippi State linebacker Willie Gay Jr. in the second round of the draft.

Gay was suspended eight games by the NCAA as part of an academic fraud investigation that swept up 10 players total and led to severe sanctions for the program. He also was ejected from the Egg Bowl against Ole Miss in 2018 after two he was given two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, and he was the teammate that allegedly hurt Mississippi State quarterback Garrett Shrader in a practice fight.

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Apr 25, 2020 2:35 AM
Super Bowl champion Chiefs pick LSU RB Edwards-Helaire

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up the first round of the NFL draft when the Super Bowl champions picked LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with the 32nd overall selection.

The Chiefs were long rumored to have interest in trading down since they have just five selections during the three-day draft.

The Chiefs wound up having their pick of running backs after none had been taken in the first round. Edwards-Helaire was picked because of the way his game fits the Chiefs' scheme, particularly his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.