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Kansas City Chiefs 6th Round Pick Cyrus Gray Could Be a Draft Day Steal

The Chiefs might have found the steal of their draft with RB Cyrus Gray in the sixth round.
The Chiefs might have found the steal of their draft with RB Cyrus Gray in the sixth round.Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Bill RobbinsCorrespondent IApril 28, 2012

Going into this draft, there were questions whether the Kansas City Chiefs would opt to take another running back, especially after they landed free agent RB Peyton Hillis earlier this offseason.

After KC took former Texas A&M star Cyrus Gray in the sixth round, I think that question can now be put to bed.

Gray starred for the Aggies over the pass four seasons, as he racked up 3,298 rushing yards and scored 36 total TDs during that span.

Overall, this was a great pick by Kansas City for many different reasons.

First of all, Gray will provide good depth at running back for this team, considering that he is another capable back for this offense.

At 5'10", 200 pounds, he is better off as a between the tackles runner, which would make him an adequate compliment for the speed of Jamaal Charles and the power of Peyton Hillis.

He's also very instinctive, and showed off the ability to easily get to the second level of defenses while he was in college.

Gray doesn't possess the blazing speed of other backs that he will see in the NFL, but he's a dangerous RB who is capable of breaking off a big gain at any time.

At the very least, Gray could wind up being a solid No. 2 back in the NFL, spelling Pro-Bowlers like Charles on third down and getting more carries in short yardage and goal-line situations.

Although this could be his floor, his ceiling appears to be much higher at this point.

The Desoto, Texas native is already drawing some comparisons to former Chief Priest Holmes, and we all know how well that work out for Kansas City.

If he can be half the player that Holmes was during his time with the Chiefs, this would be more than enough from a guy that was taken in the sixth round.

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