Defensive End, Michigan State
225th Overall Pick of the 2020 NFL Draft
With the 225th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings chose Michigan State defensive end Kenny Willekes.
Willekes stands six foot three inches tall and weighs 264 pounds. He has a 31 1/4" arm reach and his hands measure 9 1/2". His forty-yard dash clocked in at 4.87 seconds.
Willekes led the team with 14.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks in 2017 with a total of 73 tackles. He was Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2018 with 20.5 tackles for loss and led MSU with 8.5 sacks among his 78 stops.
However, he broke his left fibula during his team's bowl game, which kept him from the NFL draft. Willekes returned for all 13 games in 2019, earning second-team all-conference after leading his team with 16 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks among his 78 total stops.