Height: 6-1. Weight: 220.
Projected Round (2019): 5-7.
“Gay was 26-of-31 in 2018 with a long of 55 yards. Gay was very accurate for Utah in 2017, connecting on 88 percent of his field goals (30-of-34). He had a long field goal of 56 yards, which he made twice. Gay also had field goals of 53 and 50 yards. He missed twice in the 40-yard range.”
Matt Gay is one of three collegiate Kickers available this year that one would consider but only because the 49ers have to. One of the reasons why you see so many older guys kicking until they can’t lift their leg anymore is due to what you see out of erratic young kickers. It takes awhile to become an NFL kicker that can walk out in front of the huge crowds under extreme stress and put the ball through the uprights.
Matt Gay is probably going to be a good kicker. I just wish the 49ers didn’t need to pick him up right now, if they are considering a kicker in this draft. With just 6 picks and 2 of them being in the 6th round Gay will be one of the players available it’s probably safe to say.