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2012 NFL Draft: Chiefs Take Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M Running Back

The Kansas City Chiefs added depth to their offensive backfield Saturday, selecting Texas A&M running back Cyrus Gray in the sixth round with the 182nd overall pick.

Gray will join Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis, among others, in competition for playing time in the Chiefs' running back rotation. In 2011, Gray carried the ball 198 times for 1,045 yards and 12 scores, and caught 31 passes for 239 yards and three more touchdowns. Gray is also a solid blocking back, though he doesn't have superior speed.

For new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, Gray is one more tool to play with in this upcoming season. Coming from a Mike Sherman pro-style offense (who was himself a candidate for the Chiefs' coordinator job), Gray seems a solid bet to be well-prepared for the demands put on an every-down back in today's NFL.

For more coverage of the Chiefs in the 2012 NFL Draft, be sure to check out this StoryStream throughout the weekend. For full draft results, head over to SB Nation's NFL hub, and for even more comprehensive draft coverage, head over to Mocking the Draft.