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2017 CHIEFS DRAFT: ROUND SIX

Posted Apr 29, 2017

S Leon McQuay III | USC

6'2" Height | 185lbs.

Strengths: Good athlete who is expected to test well. Build up runner with good makeup speed to close out targets who climb over the top. Possesses some cover talent from the slot and should be able to handle work coverage against matchup tight ends. Has big hands and quality ball skills at the catch point. Speed to range over the top. Consistent at raking catches out of receiver's hands when he's there for contested opportunities. Anticipates and diagnoses running plays well from deep safety positioning. Races downhill to a contain angle on sweep plays. Plays with quality closing burst to chase down running backs to the perimeter.




Five Things to Know About New Chiefs S Leon McQuay III

Leon McQuay III is a standout safety from USC.

The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Leon McQuay III with their final pick of the 2017 NFL Draft—the 218th overall pick and the final compensatory selection of the sixth round.

McQuay’s best year of his USC career came in his senior season, in which he earned All-Pac-12 honors.

McQuay III had 50 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups.

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