Forgive Mike Cloud if he doesn't share the disappointment of Chiefs' fans at the team's failure to trade for disgruntled Bengals running back Corey Dillon. After a standout training camp, Cloud, an unheralded second-round draft pick out of Boston College a year ago, will likely begin the season as the starting halfback. Given the team's past reliance on a committee of runners, Cloud should be proud—especially after rushing for just 128 yards on 35 carries as a little-used rookie last season. In camp, though, the 5'10", 206-pound Cloud flashed his deceptive power and speed often enough to wow the coaching staff. Says coach Gunther Cunningham, "He's quick, he earns every yard he gains, and he's fearless."