2013 NFL Draft: Chiefs’ Knile Davis Speaks


Oct 13, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks running back Knile Davis (7) rushes as Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Forrest (8) defends at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs pulled somewhat of a surprise move at the end of the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft when they selected former Arkansas RB Knile Davis.

Davis was coming off a poor season in which he did not play very much and also a combine performance that showed teams just how athletic he was.

Davis spoke very briefly with the media after the Chiefs draft. Here is what he had to say:

"Q: Knile, congratulations. Can you talk about the phone call?DAVIS: “I was nervous, my nerves were real bad. I was hoping that I got called today, but I had no idea it was going to be Kansas City and I’m just grateful and blessed and honored to be a Chief.”Q: When you look at your combine numbers with the speed that you put up considering your size, is that when you really start to feel like your stock was rising?
DAVIS: “Yes sir that definitely helped me out, that was my goal coming off that bad season. I needed something to kind of resurrect my career back to where it was. I think that definitely helped.” Q: What was the problem last season? Was it the coaching change? [Bobby] Petrino’s exit, is that what limited some of your numbers?DAVIS: “I think it was a combination of a lot of things; coaching change, new system and not being in the game, being off from football for two years coming off the injury. It was a few things that played a part in it.”Q: Why did you come out a year early being that you didn’t have such a great year?DAVIS: “Because I knew what I could do. I know that I can play the game of football, plus I had four years at Arkansas. There was a new coach coming in, a new system and a rebuilding stage that Arkansas was going to have to go through for a little bit and I thought that leaving now would be better than coming back for one more year.”"