According to Adam Caplan, the Kansas City Chiefs have added RB Shaun Draugh, pronounced “Drone,” to their practice squad.
Draughn is an undrafred free agent out of the University of North Carolina. He is listed at 5’11, 215 lbs and originally played safety at UNC before converting to RB.
Draughn is n0t particularly fast. He was invited to the NFL Combine and posted a 4.73 40 time. He improved upon that a bit at his Pro Day, running a 4.62. He went to camp with the Washington Redskins and was cut in early September.
He was the starting back for UNC in 2009 but fractured his shoulder blade after eight games. He started only two games in 2010, one of which was the Music City Bowl vs. Tennessee. Draughn was named the MVP of the game after rushing for 160 yards and a TD.
To make room for Draughn, the Chiefs released G Butch Lewis.
I am absolutely thrilled that the Chiefs are finally making moves to address their weakness at RB, even if it is just signing a player to the practice squad. Draughn was productive as both a runner and a receiver out of the backfield at UNC and despite his obvious lack of speed, the Chiefs need to turnover every rock they can looking for help. Should Draughn perform well on the practice squad, the Chiefs could call him up at some point this season to give him a look.
Hopefully Scott Pioli will continue to look for help. With the Chiefs defense and passing games showing signs of life last week, the obvious weakness is now the teams inability to get a productive ground game going.
Check out Draughn’s combine workout here.