Davis drafted by Chiefs in the third round

Posted: April 26, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.

Former Arkansas running back Knile Davis was drafted by the Chiefs on Friday.

Former Arkansas running back Knile Davis was drafted in the third round Friday by the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Chiefs took Davis with the 96th overall pick, making him the first Razorback to be taken in the 2013 NFL draft.

The Missouri City, Texas native rushed for just 377 yards in 2012, but logged impressive numbers at the NFL Combine. Davis also had a breakout season in 2010 before he broke his ankle in practice during the summer of 2011.

At the combine, Davis ran a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash and bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times, the most by any tailback. His 40 time was the second fastest by a running back at the combine, behind former Auburn running back Onterrio McCalebb, who ran a 4.34.

Davis, a 5-foot-11, 227-pound running back, rushed for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns in the 2010-2011 season as the Razorbacks made their first BCS bowl game.

Another former Arkansas running back, Peyton Hillis, played for the Chiefs last season. The Conway native rushed for 309 yards in limited action. Hillis is a free agent.

Former Texas running back Jamaal Charles is the starting running back for Kansas City. Charles rushed for 1,509 yards last years in 16 starts last year.