When it comes to running backs, the state of Texas seems produce them in almost assembly like fashion.
Every year there are five, six, seven Texas born and bred runners that are part of the draft class.
Players like Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M running back out of DeSoto, one of the far southwestern suburbs of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metro area. But during his football career, Gray has been more than just a running back. He’s played at quarterback, slot receiver, fullback and proved to be one of the best kick returners in the state.
But it was as a running back where he excelled especially with the Aggies and in the Big 12 Conference. Gray is set up to be able to come into the NFL and be if not a team’s franchise back, but a key contributor to an offense that relies on more than one back to move the ball.