RB Knile Davis, Arkansas


Chiefs, 3rd round. Ark.: Good size. Junior who has declared for 2013 NFL Draft.

Positives: Very good speed for the size. Strong upper body. Good change-of-direction ability and explosiveness. Above-average burst. Can stop and start quickly. OK hands. Fair cutback vision and ability. Fairly agile and has some open-field moves. Quick feet and can make defenders miss in the open field. Good balance after contact — can take a hit and stay on his feet. Doesn’t lose much momentum while making quick cuts.

Negatives: Long injury history: Broke ankle three times in life. Last time ended 2011 season before it started. Below-average ball security. Upright running style. Lacks much lateral change-of-direction ability. I haven’t seen much effort in pass protection.

Projection: Maybe Andy Reid sees Davis as the next LeSean McCoy. He will have to fix his fumbling problem right away or Reid may just never let him out of the doghouse. Has a good combination of size and speed to succeed as a change-of-pace to Jamaal Charles, but I don’t expect a long career out of him. Draft as a RB4 with RB2 potential, but expect some growing pains and probably some injuries.

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