FAYETTEVILLE — Knile Davis had given up for the night.
After watching the New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys make their final selections in the third round, the former Arkansas running back figured he was waiting until Saturday to be selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. Then his phone rang.
FAYETTEVILLE — The final day of the 2013 NFL Draft was stressful for Chris Gragg.
The former Arkansas tight end watched as several players at his position were pulled off the board throughout the day. His Arkansas teammate, quarterback Tyler Wilson, was taken in the fourth round by Oakland. Cincinnati selected wide receiver Cobi Hamilton, another one of Gragg’s teammates, two rounds later.
FAYETTEVILLE — Running back Knile Davis’ final season at Arkansas didn’t go as planned after returning from the ankle injury that sidelined him throughout 2011.
It didn’t deter Davis from entering the 2013 NFL Draft with one season of eligibility remaining. And it finally paid off late Friday night.
FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas offense didn’t turn in the type of high-powered season it expected in 2012, struggling to keep up the prolific pace of the groups that came before them under former coach Bobby Petrino.
It won’t have any trouble producing draft picks the next two days, though.