According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, the Kansas City Chiefs worked out Texas A&M running back Cyrus Gray.
The Chiefs have looked at a couple of different running backs this offseason which leads me to believe that despite having Jamaal Charles, Peyton Hillis and Dexter McCluster, the Chiefs don’t feel especially secure in their backfield.
And who can blame them?
Charles is coming off ACL surgery and the Chiefs only signed Hillis to a one-year deal. Should Hillis have a big season, he’ll likely demand big money and if Charles is all right, the Chiefs may not want to invest another big contract in Hillis. Thus, if they can find a suitable runner in the draft, the Chiefs might feel comfortable letting Hillis walk at the end of the season.
Grey is a very interesting prospect. He stands at 5’10″ and weighs 206 lbs. He’s fast, running a 4.47 at the NFL Scouting Combine. He can also catch the ball out of the backfield which makes him a duel threat in the NFL.
NFL Draft Scout currently projects him as a third or fourth round prospect. He is coming off back-to-back 1000-yard seasons at A&M.
I would love to see the Chiefs add another young, home-grown runner in the middle rounds. We’ve seen over the years that great backs can come out of the third round (Charles) and even go undrafted (Arian Foster).
If the Chiefs were to add a guy like David DeCastro in this draft, they could have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, which would be an ideal situation for runners to flourish.