2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about WILLIE GAY JR: Mississippi State, 6011 243 4.47. Junior entry, two-year starter, Starkville, MS. Suspended for NCAA rules violations after five games in 2019. Played the middle after working mostly outside as a sophomore. Once he sees it on his read he has a burst to close and finish tackles. The athletic linebacker can make plays in space. Thick build allows him to take on straight ahead blocks and stuff the hole. Flashes blitz skill with good anticipation. Gets proper depth in his pass drops and closes quickly on the throw. Has speed to chase but often takes a shallow angle and under runs the play. Initial reactions are often late. Wastes steps at times on his read and struggles to adjust to any type of misdirection. Has trouble reacting to second level blockers on anything but straight ahead. Will get caught on the wrong side of a block scraping off-tackle. Can run with a wheel route but has problems with route breaks on back releases. Played on the edge in space as a sophomore and may be looked at in sub packages. Has been solid in kick coverage. 2019 stats: 28 T, 3.5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 INT (1 TD). Edge speed:left 2.21, right 2.15. OSR:2/19. Sixth/seventh round. (A-32 5/8, H-10 1/2, BP-21, SS-4.30).