Chiefs 2013 NFL Draft Grades: Knile Davis


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

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.