Current starter Matt Jones has not proven yet that he is capable of handling a full workload. With backup Chris Thompson as more of just a pass catching back, the Redskins are another team likely investing plenty of time scouting prospective running backs. With one sixth-round pick and two seventh-round picks, the Chiefs might be able to convince the Redskins to use of them to get Knile Davis instead of developing another rookie.
They may be weary of doing this considering Jones and Davis have similar struggles, but it’s definitely worth a shot.
If you’ve seen any Cowboys mock draft this offseason, the chances are high a running back has been projected to them in one of the first few rounds. They currently have Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris but neither are seen as long-term solutions. Instead of investing one of their higher draft picks on a running back, the Cowboys could use their 7th round or one of their three sixth-round picks to bring in Knile Davis.
In their system and with the offensive line that they have, Davis could be very productive in Dallas. The Chiefs could also try and bring back cornerback Deji Olatoye or defensive end David Irving, two players who both showed potential in Chiefs training camp and for the Cowboys in the regular season.
Knile Davis wouldn’t be the greatest fit for the Seahawks in terms of their offensive scheme, but they’re a team who loves powerful and explosive backs. Their continuous attempt to get something out of Christine Michael is enough to make me think they’d consider bringing in a guy like Davis despite his limitations. The Seahawks have one sixth-round pick and two seventh-round picks, and there’s a chance they would give one of those up for a guy who fits the physical mold of their type of player.
The Chiefs could also potentially inquire on a guy like Stanley Jean-Baptiste, a failed 2014 second-round pick of the Saints who still has potential as a tall, press-man corner.
So, there we have it Addicts. I’ve intentionally left out the Eagles because Doug Pederson knows the type of player Knile Davis is and how he likely won’t fit into what he will be implementing. Two other teams that I’ve seen identified as possible destinations are the 49ers and Colts, but I don’t consider either of these likely consider Chip Kelly’s offense and the Colts’ lack of draft picks.
Which teams do you think the Chiefs should be engaging in trade talks with for Knile Davis? Do you agree with my assessment of Davis’ value? Let me know what you guys think!