Report: Chiefs RB Knile Davis on trade block

By Jesse Reed

The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly shopping running back Knile Davis during the NFL draft, per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. It’s likely they’ll get plenty of calls for a trade, too.

La Canfora notes “the Chiefs may have a trick or two up their sleeves” during the draft. Landing a draft pick or two to maneuver would help them achieve their designs.

There is plenty to like about Davis, who has loads of potential. He is 24 years old and is relatively cheap, with a cap hit of $826,504. He’s also in the final year of his rookie deal, so there is very little risk to a team making a trade to land him.

In three years, Davis has rushed for 777 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also utilized his blazing straight-line speed to devastating effect on special teams with two kick returns for touchdown and a 27.8 yard average.

Despite the upside for any team interested in Davis, it’s hard to imagine the Chiefs will really get that much in return by letting him go. Running backs are so cheap in the NFL right now, and there is an entire crop of rookies ready to bust into the league.

Still, every maneuver adds up when you’re talking about building up draft currency. This will be an interesting story to follow in the next couple of days.