With the 147th pick in the 2013 OM NFL Draft......the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Select:
KNILE DAVIS, RB , Arkansas, 6'-0", 227 lbs, 4.38
: Scouts like Davis' size, breakaway speed and soft hands out of the backfield. He's worked hard to become a reliable pass blocker and is highly respected by his teammates and the coaching staff, earning the captain role as both a junior (2011) and senior (2012).
: He is a bit stiff, especially in his upper body, and has struggled with ankle injuries throughout his football career, dating back to high school.
: Darren McFadden, Raiders - Like McFadden, Davis has good size and speed - at least pre-injury. But he also runs with a relatively high-center of gravity, which causes him to run a bit upright and absorb big hits from defenders.
Last pick of the draft for me!
Most player ranking sites have Davis rated 7th round or CFA. Injury history is major factor. I'm playing a hunch here that Davis will be drafted earlier than projected.
Davis put up fantastic numbers in 2010. Big backs with speed and power are rare. Taking Davis as an insurance policy against LeGarrette Blount being traded or cut.
Pick made at 9:30 pm EST
Carolina (BroncoInferno) is on the clock