Chiefs Choose Knile Davis In 3rd Round of NFL Draft
Everyone expected one Arkansas player to be selected on the second night of the NFL Draft. Not many thought it would be Knile Davis. With the 96th pick the Kansas City Chiefs chose Davis, the sixth running back taken in the draft.
Davis’s career at Arkansas saw many highs and lows. He was an All-SEC performer his sophomore season in 2010 after rushing for 1,322 yards with 13 touchdowns.
He sat out the 2011 season after injuring his ankle in August practice.
Davis came back in 2012 but was never the same. He re-aggravated his injury and rushed for only 377 yards and two touchdowns.
With the disappointing season, many scouts thought Davis would fall to the later rounds of the draft, but an impressive last few months put him back into the conversation.
Davis ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine and benched 225 pounds an impressive 31 times.
He will be seen as a compliment to Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles.
The Chiefs drafted offensive tackle Eric Fisher first overall Thursday night, then had to wait until the first pick of the third round before selecting again. They took Cincinnati tight end Travis Kelce with that choice Friday night.
Tyler Wilson did not get taken on the second night of the Draft and will await his fate Saturday when the Draft resumes at 11 am.