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Tyree Gillespie drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders in the 4th round

The 4th round, 143rd pick overall, the Florida native is headed to Las Vegas to be covered by Rock M Nation legend Tashan Reed.

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Tyree Gillespie came into the 2020 season as a late bloomer, and a probable UDFA but managed to find a way to shoot up draft boards with a good pro day showing and displaying enough versatility to entice teams to look at him in the mid-rounds. At this point in the draft, some may even consider him a steal. I know this Missouri fan would. And the Las Vegas Raiders couldn’t pass him up in the 4th round.

Over the course of his career at Mizzou, Gillespie became a staple at safety and was not just solid in coverage, but also proved that he was more than willing to mix it up and make tackles as well. I think the more impressive aspect is how athletic he has made himself in his time at Mizzou.

Here’s some reaction:

Tyree was the 1,893rd player of the 2017 class and he never ran from the work he needed to do to become an NFL draft pick, and now he has realized his dream. Congratulations to you Tyree!