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Chiefs Sign Four Draft Picks

Posted May 11, 2012

Wylie, Gray, Long and Hemingway ink deals Friday morning

None of the Chiefs draft picks were under contract when they arrived at the team’s practice facility Thursday evening to prepare for this weekend’s three-day minicamp.

That quickly changed Friday morning when half the team’s draft class inked rookie deals before their first mini-camp practice.

Fourth-round draft pick Devon Wylie, sixth-round draft pick Cyrus Gray and both seventh-round selections, Jerome Long and Junior Hemingway, agreed to four-year contracts. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Wylie, a wide receiver out of Fresno State, was selected in the fourth round 107th overall. He appeared in 44 games (seven starts), hauling in 98 receptions for 1,327 yards (13.5 avg.) with eight touchdowns. He added 18 carries for 118 yards (6.6 avg.), 41 punt returns for 553 yards (13.5 avg.) with two touchdowns and 16 kickoff returns for 333 yards (20.8 avg.). He majored in physical education at Fresno State and prepped at Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, Calif.         

Gray, who played running back at Texas A&M, was drafted 182nd overall. He played in 49 games (29 starts), compiling 632 carries for 3,298 yards (5.2 avg.) with 30 touchdowns. His 3,298 rushing yards make him the school’s third-leading rusher and his 30 touchdowns rank seventh in A&M history. Gray studied Agricultural Leadership and development at Texas A&M after prepping at DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas.

Long, a defensive tackle from San Diego State that will play defensive end for the Chiefs, was drafted with the first of two picks in the seventh round 218th overall. He played in 49 games, registering 163 career tackles (92 solo), with 17.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks (-54.0 yards), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He majored in Math at San Diego State and played his prep football at Morro Bay High School in Morro Bay, Calif.

Hemingway, a wide receiver out of Michigan and the 2012 Nokia Sugar Bowl MVP, was drafted 238th overall with the second of two seventh-round picks. He appeared in 48 games (31 starts), recording 88 receptions for 1,638 yards (18.6 avg.) with 11 touchdowns. His 1,638 receiving yards rank 17th in Michigan history and his six career 100-yard receiving games are tied for ninth in school history. Hemingway prepped at Conway High School in Conway, S.C.

In addition, all 15 of the Chiefs rookie free agents that agreed to terms on April 30th officially signed their rookie contracts on Friday.

First-round nose tackle Dontari Poe, second-round offensive lineman Jeff Allen, third-round offensive tackle Donald Stephenson and fifth-round safety DeQuan Menzie are the team’s remaining unsigned draft picks.

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