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It's easy to make the case that the NFL's best stable of rushers resides at One Arrowhead Drive.
All-Pro Jamaal Charles and barbaric bulldozer Peyton Hillis were locks to crack the final roster before the first snap of 2012. However, throughout this preseason, backups Cyrus Gray, Shaun Draughn and Nate Eachus have all made a name for themselves as well.
Due to a nagging injury, Gray hasn't seen the field since Week 1 of the preseason. But, his numbers (15 ATT, 65 YDS, 1 TD) likely made a lasting first impression.
Nate Eachus' impressive rushing streak continued as he fell a yard shy of the century mark against Green Bay. The pride of Colgate finished his night with 99 yards on 21 carries. Eachus' rushes don't mirror the smooth artistry of Jamaal Charles or merciless steamrolling of Peyton Hillis, but he gets the job done.
Shaun Draughn produced his best performance of 2012. The second-year running back racked up 58 yards on only 10 carries, including a 20-yard conversion from a draw play on 3rd-and-19. Like Gray, Draughn doubles as a receiving threat out of the backfield. As with every replacement balancing on the roster bubble, diversity is the greatest résumé-builder.