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NFL Draft 2012: Chiefs Talk To Cincinnati RB Isaiah Pead At Senior Bowl

The Kansas City Chiefs are checking in on players, as are many NFL franchises, at this year’s Senior Bowl and as we find out names, we’ll keep you informed as to which directions Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel might be looking. One position of need in terms of depth is running back, so it’s interesting to see the Chiefs checking in on Cincinnati halfback Isaiah Pead.

Rob Rang says he’s already turning heads early at the Senior Bowl with some potential beyond the position. Rang writes, “Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead got an opportunity to field punts late in Monday’s practice, showing the concentration to catch the ball in traffic as well as the burst, elusiveness and vision you’d expect from the all-conference running back. Pead was rarely used in this capacity while with the Bearcats but turned some heads with his few opportunities Monday.”

Wes Bunting has a scouting report up on Pead at the National Football Post. He writes, “An explosive running back with the initial burst to press space quickly, put his foot in the ground and side step a defender. However, isn’t natural inside between the tackles and isn’t going to create on his own if there isn’t a big hole there. A space runner who will be looked at as more of a zone guy or third down back to most teams.”

Pead finished the year with 237 carries for 1,259 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.