Chiefs Sign Undrafted FCS Standout After Minicamp Tryout

The Chiefs signed undrafted DT Alex Gubner to a contract following a minicamp tryout
The Chiefs signed undrafted DT Alex Gubner to a contract following a minicamp tryout / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs made their first big roster move following minicamp on Thursday, signing undrafted Montana DT Alex Gubner following a successful tryout.

Gubner is the reigning Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team FCS All-American. At 6'3", 286 LBs, he utilizes his athleticism to cause havoc in the backfield.

It was expected that Kansas City would add a player along the defensive line and Gubner has interesting potential, creating some excitement at the back end of the depth chart.

Chiefs News: KC Signs Montana DT Alex Gubner

Gubner faces an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster, though he's got a chance if he continues this progression. Kansas City is relatively weak at defensive tackle, so there's room for a breakout if Gubner earns it.

During his final season at Montana, Gubner recorded 45 tackles (9.5 for loss) and three sacks. He was named to four All-America teams during his illustrious career, helping Montana rank third nationally in opponent rushing yards per game (108.5).

The Chiefs like athletes and Gubner certainly fits that profile. His rough 40-yard dash time would've led all defensive tackles at the NFL Combine and he routinely used his quickness to beat offensive linemen off the snap.

He'll certainly be a name to watch closely at training camp. Given Kansas City felt good enough about Gubner to proceed with a contract, it's clear Brett Veach and Andy Reid have plans for the defensive tackle.

With 53 career starts under his belt, Gubner has the experience the Chiefs covet. Whether or not he ultimately makes the team, I'm excited to see what he can do at training camp.

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