Scouting Report: FB Boomer Grigsby

The Dolphins' latest free agency acquisition is former Kansas City fullback James "Boomer" Grigsby, who played linebacker at Illinois State before making the position switch in the NFL. To get the lowdown on Grigsby, we checked in with Warpaint llustrated Publisher Nick Athan.

Here's what Athan had to say about Grigsby:

Boomer Grigsby is an overachiever with a engine that never stops.

In March of 2007, Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Herm Edwards asked Boomer to switch from middle linebacker to fullback. He showed an uncanny ability to catch the football and in short order he mastered it, exceeding the expectations of the Chiefs offensive coaching staff.

He's a hard-nosed blocker who isn't afraid to mash anyone and will plow the road to help pick up a first down or bust open a hole for a long gain. He can also play solid special teams and he's willing to mix it up with anyone or knock them on their butt.

He's one of the most engaging persons I've ever met and he has a knack for getting along with everyone. A big plus for him and the reason he signed with the Dolphins was because of running backs coach James Saxon, who held a similar post in Kansas City. He was the man responsible for getting him to sign with Miami rather than Carolina.

You can read more about Grigsby in this story by Athan: Boomer Leaves KC for Miami


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