The Kansas City Chiefs have selected RB Knile Davis.
The Chiefs opened the third round by selecting TE Travis Kelce out of Cincinnati. This latest pick was a compensatory selection that the Chiefs received in part for losing CB Branden Carr in free agency last offseason.
This is a very interesting pick for the Chiefs. Davis was a stud a couple of years ago but has recently suffered from injury issues. He also has some problems with ball security.
Davis is also really fast. He turned in a 4.37 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine.
Here is some scouting info on Davis from NFL.com:
STRENGTHS Big-bodied, north-south runner. Has a thick lower-body build and runs with enough forward lean to run through arm tackles. Agile enough to spin off tackles inside and hurdle would-be tacklers in the open field. Can use the strength he builds in the weight room to be a physical pass protector, aware enough to hit multiple targets. Provides some receiving skills as a check-down option over the middle and handling good throws in the flat. Tested very well in all combine drills.
WEAKNESSES 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.
NFL COMPARISON Shonn Greene
What do you think, Addicts? Do you like Davis as a potential backfield option to Jamaal Charles? Or do you think the Chiefs reached here when there were higher rated players still on the board?