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May 12, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Knile Davis (35) runs drills during the rookie mini camp at the University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Knile Davis disappointing at Kansas City Chiefs training camp


The Kansas City Chiefs are working hard to turn the franchise around under their new head coach Andy Reid and the team’s new regime and that can all begin by getting some production out of their first rookie class early in their career. Unfortunately for Reid and company, one of their third-round picks is struggling early in the team’s training camp.

According to the Kansas City Star, running back Knile Davis has been the biggest disappointment of the team’s camp so far.

Davis has been working as the primary kick returner, which is something that he had never done in college, and he has been muffing multiple kicks. Add in a few drops out of the backfield and the fumbles that plugged his college career, and Davis is not showing the team any of the skills that they were hoping for when they made him the No. 95 overall pick in the draft.

The former Arkansas Razorbacks star is competing with Shaun Draughn for the back up running back role and you would have to give Draughn the early edge.

Unless Davis can really turn things around and improve his ball security, he could see a very limited role in the offense during his rookie year.

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  • Dave Cuttell

    Shocker

  • Jordan

    Damn.. Had high hopes

  • MrChrisSays

    I think he wil be alright. Remember, he was NOT a KR/PR in college. Lets not grade him too tough on a subject he didnt study for. Plus, with his fumbling and ball handling woes, why would we consider him for such a position. I mean, i know his speed is nice but , but hands seem important.

  • Zeke

    He’s going to fumble, fail to pick up the blitz, not get tough yards and get hurt a lot. That’s the M.O. going back to high school save for a single fluke season.