Chiefs Wrap-up Friday Night With A Razorback

With their second pick of the NFL Draft’s third round, the Chiefs selected RB Knile Davis out of Arkansas.

The 5-11 ½, 227-pound Davis finished up an up and down career with the Razorbacks where he was frequently dealing with injuries. He missed the 2011 season when he suffered a broken ankle during a scrimmage.

Davis returned last season but was not able to produce as he did in 2010, when he ran for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdown runs. He was second in rushing in the SEC at 101.7 yards per carry.

Last year he had just 377 rushing yards on 112 attempts and 157 yards on 11 catches with a total of 3 touchdowns.

But he showed at the NFL Combine that he was in shape when he ran one of the fastest 40-yard times in the week, clocking in at 4.35 seconds. He also hit 31 repetitions with 225 pounds in the bench press.

The Texas native had the option of returning to Arkansas, but decided because of another new coach taking over the Razorbacks it made more sense to make the jump to the NFL.

Overall, in 36 games he ran for 1,862 yards on 349 carries and 19 touchdowns. He caught 32 passes for 297 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Chiefs had a compensatory selection in the third round because of free agency losses before the 2012 season, specifically the signing of CB Brandon Carr by Dallas.

That gave Andy Reid and John Dorsey selection No. 96, just one spot before the finish of the third round and Friday’s Day 2 of the Draft. They’ll be back at it on Saturday with 5 picks in rounds No. 4 through 7.

9 Responses to “Chiefs Wrap-up Friday Night With A Razorback”

  • April 26, 2013  - Doug Lake says:

    Please help me understand how he is BPA. One can argue he’s not even the best running back available, but best overall player available? Even if you ascribe to blending position of need analysis with BPA (which Dorsey says BPA, period), I just don’t see how this pick helps the Chiefs. ILB remains a huge question mark, 3rd QB is a big question mark and another safety is arguably the 2nd or 3rd most important consideration, but BPA? I’m a huge Chiefs fan and I’m trying to give Dorsey/Reid/Childress et al the benefit of the doubt, but BPA, probably not. I hope this jinx’s him into being the 2nd coming of Jamaal Charles.

  • April 26, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    Hopefully Davis will be what Hillis wasn’t, an effective change of pace for Charles.

  • April 26, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Wow. Talk about a long shot. Somebody in our draft room knows something nobody else does.

    I hope.

  • April 26, 2013  - Greg says:

    Love that speed on a 230lb back, as long as he has the ball with him when he’s running that fast… sounds like he’s had a bit of a fumbling problem.

  • April 26, 2013  - St Paul 1 says:

    Am I a sucker for hoping they grab either Nassib or Barkley in the 4th round? I wasn’t one of those on the Geno Smith bandwagon, but it seems like either of those guys would be a bargain at this point. Unless there is something all the GMs know that the rest of us don’t. After all, Stanzi seemed like a bargain in the 5th round, too.

  • April 26, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    I like this RB. Incredible size/speed. J. Charles was a fumbler when he came up and they coached that out of him.

    The TE pick was strong, too.

    We will have an amazing O line. We have good skill players and a coach that knows how to use them.

    We’ll move the chains. We can win immediately. The tough schedule will wear us down, but I like what Dorsey and Reid have done for the offense.

  • April 26, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    I trust that Reid/Dorsey are following their board.
    Clark didn’t do a Pioli style I’m smarter than everyone else reach to hire Reid/Dorsey.
    Both are proven winners.

  • April 26, 2013  - St Paul 1 says:

    I agree – I trust they have a plan, I know they’ve done their research, and they certainly know 100 times more about football than I ever will. Still, I look at the remaining players, and while I’m not down on Alex Smith, I wouldn’t hate it if Nassib were waiting in the wings. First round would have been too high, but fourth round?

  • April 27, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    I read that he actually has broken the same ankle twice. Personally I would have NOT DRAFTED him. This is what I call a real flyer. The problem is you don’t take a flyer in the 3rd round!!!!!

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