Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Knile Davis led all running backs in the SEC in rushing yards during his sophomore year. However, an injury during fall camp the following season slowed him down and prevented him from reaching his potential while prepping at Arkansas.
Can he return to that level again?
The preseason would be a good opportunity for Davis to show that since most of the defenders he will be facing will also be backups.
Davis has a lot of speed, and the Chiefs want to see him use it through the air and on the ground. He led the team last week in receptions with four, but only collected 18 yards on those catches and a total of 25 yards off nine touches.
It is likely that Davis could be the top backup behind Jamaal Charles, and the coaching staff wants to see Davis produce a little bit more in the preseason in order to feel comfortable about Davis being the top option to compliment Charles.
But Davis isn't a one-dimensional player. He almost scored a touchdown on special teams after taking a kick return back for 79 yards, which translated into a field goal for the Chiefs.