With the NFL preseason just a few short months away, fans are geared up and ready to see their Kansas City Chiefs take the field at Arrowhead. We here at KC Kingdom are providing you with player profiles up until week one kick off. Today’s featured player is running back Knile Davis.
How did Knile Davis become a Kansas City Chief?
Knile Davis was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Arkansas. Davis might have been a higher pick, but he had a reputation of fumbling the ball a lot during his college career.
Davis wasn’t given a lot of attention early on during his rookie year (that was probably in part to his fumbling reputation). Davis did, however, get several opportunities in the back half of the season. He ended his rookie year in the pros with 242 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown (108 yards to be exact).
While the latter was probably Davis’ highlight as a Chief last year, he did step up in the playoff game against Indianapolis. Jamaal Charles suffered a concussion on the first series of the game and Davis came in and played some pretty solid football. It gave fans hope that Kansas City would be okay if Charles had to sit out a game for whatever reason.
At the beginning of the 2013 season, Davis looked to be a bit of a letdown. He was rarely given any opportunity to prove himself, which was unfair but the Chiefs didn’t want to take any chances of losing the football. Once Davis was able to get his feet wet, he looked like the perfect back up to one of the best running backs in football.
2014 should be a pretty special season for Knile Davis, at least Chiefs fans hope so. While Charles will continue to do what he does best, having Davis around will give him time to cool off ever so often (something he wasn’t able to do much in 2013).
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