Sep 8, 2012; Little Rock, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Knile Davis (7) rushes past Louisiana Monroe Warhawks cornerback Preston Coleman (37) for a touchdown in the second quarter at War Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs 2013 NFL Draft Grades: Knile Davis

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Arkansas Rb Knile Davis with their second third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Davis was a surprising pick from a team that claimed they were going to stay true to their board. Then again, it is possible that Davis was the top player on KC’s board. We will probably never know for sure. Still, there are analysts out there that had other available players rated higher.

Davis seems to be a boom or bust prospect. He processes incredible athletic ability, strength in speed. He came back from injuries and ran a blazing 4.37 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Davis’ problem areas seem to be ball security and injures.


Has a long injury history, missing time or playing hurt in every season of his college career, in addition to the final two years of his of his high school career. Runs a bit top-heavy, gets tripped up easily in space, especially before he gets his head of steam. Inconsistent taking on tacklers at the second level, will try to run around them instead of using his strength. Inconsistent protecting his quarterback, resorts to (and misses) cut blocks. Lack of hip flexibility hurts his ability to adjust to poor throws as a receiver. Was unable to display adequate foot quickness in his final season. Despite workout speed, he rarely shows it on the field.

All right, Addicts. Time to turn in your graded.

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  • Jason Taylor


    We need a flippin’ linebacker.

    • Maverik256

      We flipping signed four in free agency I’m sure one will be decent you can’t have a pro bowler at every position on the defense people need to calm down about the ilb spot that’s only their two downs if that we re running s new hybrid 3-4 whatever that means but it may not be as important in this defense we have a line with two beast blocking tight ends that can both make some plays and neither is moeoki which makes me way more happy than a ILB Charles behind from left to right kelce albert(maybe) Schwartz Hudson asomoah fisher fasano are you kidding me stop that with in ILB

  • Brian Martasin

    D; hate the pick

  • Norman Gunn

    4.3 speed and reciever out of the backfield A-

  • NathanaelL

    garbage pics FAIL

    • MO


  • jesse

    has potential. bigger than charles, can use his size and speed to make big plays when he spells charles which will really wear teams down. if he can stay healthy, hold onto the ball, and learn from charles (and adrian petersons old running back coach) this will be a saweet pick. think about it. charles scares teams, throw in alex smith who can be efficient, PLUS a backup rb with big play potential as well, teams will never be comfortable

  • Tyler Eckstein

    Would have like to see Latimore if we went running back but I think Kniles can be a good fit. Surely he can’t be as bad as Hillis. Grade:B

  • toperspective

    Ball security and injuries. Perfect.

  • toperspective

    I’d love to know who rated this an A. His family perhaps?

  • David Fritch

    I’m waiting for the Chiefs t-shirt “RUN-DMC” (Davis, McCluster, Charles)