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FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots congratulates Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks after a Seahawks win at Gillette Stadium on November 13, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) ***Local Caption *** Bill Belichick; Pete Carroll

Former LSU track standout Cyril Grayson hasn’t played football since high school, but he just signed a deal with the Seattle Seahawks after an impressive performance at LSU’s Pro Day.

Grayson didn’t play college football, but the team let him participate in Pro Day drills. Grayson ran a 4.33 40-yard dash, and the 5’9″, 178-pound receiver garnered interest from Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.

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Grayson doesn’t have to enter the draft since he didn’t play college football and he’s a fifth-year senior. He recorded 731 yards and 28 catches as a senior in high school in Louisiana.

“It’s always been a dream of mine,” Grayson said via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “People take different routes to get different places. I came here and ran track. Nobody here today has the resume that I have. Nobody else is a seven-time All-American, five-time All-SEC, and four-time national champion. It speaks for itself.”

The Seahawks are in need of playmakers on offense, and Grayson could fit in the same way Percy Harvin did a few years ago in Seattle. Grayson could also return punts and kickoffs for the Seahawks.

It’s a bold move for Seattle, but the Grayson’s elite speed could be beneficial for the team.

(h/t ESPN)

Cole Frederick About the author:
Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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