Former Arkansas RB Knile Davis has always been a powerful runner. Preparing for his fourth NFL season with the Kansas City Chiefs, Davis is working on adding more skills to his overall game.
While he was with Arkansas, Davis said his legs did most of the work. Now, in the NFL, he’s had to focus on improving his hands:
“In college, I wasn’t asked to do too much out the backfield,” Davis said. “I’ve been asked to do a lot out the backfield here because the game, you know, has changed since I went college. It’s a pass-heavy league. I’ve been working on it.”
At Arkansas, Davis recorded only 32 catches for 297 yards and two touchdowns in his three seasons with the team. In less field time over his three-year NFL career, he already has 29 catches for 246 yards.
As Davis’s role continues to expand in Kansas City, coach Andy Reid said he anticipates more receptions for the former Razorback in the near future:
“When he first came here, that wasn’t the strength of his game,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “(But) he works like crazy. No one works harder than Knile.”
Currently, Davis is the Chiefs’ fourth-string running back, but continues to hold his position as the No. 1 kickoff returner. If he can continue catching everything thrown his way, he could work his way up the running back depth chart before the 2016 season begins.
Source: Saturday Down South