Cyrus Gray Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January – 18 – 2012

Cyrus Gray

Texas A&M

Ht. 5-10 Wt. 200

Strengths:  Gray has the speed and quickness to draw the attention of scouts.  Gray does an excellent job of exploiting the smallest of creases in the defense with outstanding vision.  He also has a knack for finding cutback lanes which usually lead to big gains.  His hands are very good for the position and could be an effective pass catcher in the NFL.

Weaknesses:  Gray doesn’t fight for extra yards and too often his legs go dead on contact.  He also needs to learn to square his shoulders to the line of scrimmage as he has a tendency to rely just on speed on runs to the outside.  While he’s a willing blocker, he will have to become a more effective one if he wants to be considered a three-down back.

Bottom Line:  Gray’s speed, quickness, and low center of gravity are all top level for this class.  His inability to gain yards after contact are a major concern and should keep him out of the first four rounds of April’s draft.

Draft Projection:  Gray should be a fifth to sixth round pick.