Arkansas RB Knile Davis to enter the NFL Draft

Knile Davis will test his luck in the NFL next season. (US Presswire)

Bret Bielema is taking over in Fayetteville, but he's going to be without a workhorse running back next fall.

According to CollegeFootballNews.com's Rich Cirminiello, running back Knile Davis will forgo his senior season at Arkansas and instead enter the NFL Draft. He has hired Mike Conley Sr. to be his agent and will begin working out in Dallas.

Davis did not have a good 2012 season as he finished the year with only 377 yards and two touchdowns on 112 carries. He also caught 11 passes for another 157 yards and a touchdown. However, in 2010 he rushed for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns before suffering a broken ankle just before the start of the 2011 season that kept him out the entire year.

Still, even though Davis had a down season in 2012, it's easy to understand why he'd want to enter the NFL Draft now. First of all, running backs only have so many carries in them. Secondly, Davis has suffered his fair share of injuries already. From October 2007 through that ankle injury of August 2011 Davis suffered five broken bones. He broke both collarbones, his left ankle once and his right ankle twice.

While his stock might not be as high as it would have been coming off another 1,000-yard season in the SEC, it would be even lower if he suffered another injury with the Razorbacks next season.

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