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2012 NFL Draft: Chiefs Show Interest In A Running Back

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Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida Atlantic running back Alfred Morris does running drills during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida Atlantic running back Alfred Morris does running drills during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Kansas City Chiefs signed RB Peyton Hillis in free agency and they'll get RB Jamaal Charles back from injury but the moves at running back may not be done yet. According to a website dedicated to Florida Atlantic University, the Chiefs are showing interest in RB Alfred Morris.

The report states that the Chiefs are showing some "late interest" in Morris and they'll be sending their running backs coach (Maurice Carthon) to Florida to check him out. Morris could also end up visiting Kansas City.

The first thing I notice about Morris is all of his production. He's been a major contributor for the last three seasons rushing for 1,186, 928 and 1,392 yards in the last three seasons, respectively. He also appeared to get stronger as the year went on last season, putting up five straight 100-plus yard games to end the season.

Morris is listed at 5'11" and 222 pounds so he's kind of in-between a speed guy like Charles and a complement like Hillis.

At some point, the Chiefs are probably going to be drafting a running back. Hillis is under only a one-year contract so he's probably only a minor consideration when it comes to drafting a running back -- you pick players based on future years, not just one year.