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John Dorsey explains Knile Davis pick

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Chiefs general manager John Dorsey acknowledges it sometimes makes more sense to take more risk in the third round than it does in previous rounds. But he still doesn’t feel comfortable gambling too much. "I like to err on the side of being conservative," he told me. "But sometimes it’s hard to pass up a really talented player. You can work with certain things. Sometimes when you are 2-14 you have to do something like that to get jump started. And when you have a head coach like Andy Reid who is a very strong leader of men, who can guide men in the right direction, you can do that." .... Some teams wanted nothing to do with Kelce, but Dorsey got to know him and subsequently his comfort level with him grew. "We sat with him in the combine interview, then I went on my own and talked to him on the side at the combine at various points during the week," he said. "In my own little way, I kind of got to know him over time. I feel very comfortable with the kid. I think he likes football. I think he wants to be a good football player. I think he respects the game. He just needs to understand talent alone doesn’t get you success in this league. You have to do the little things. I think Anthony Fasano is a good leader and role model for him." As for Davis, Dorsey acknowledges the fumbles were a concern. So before the draft, he spoke with three or four running back gurus who told him they thought Davis’ ball security problems were correctable. One of them was Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy. "Eric liked the kid a lot, felt very confident in him," Dorsey said. "I have a lot of trust in Eric, how he motivates men, his teaching." And Davis is an unusual talent. He came into 2012 as the top-ranked running back by many. "We’re just in shorts now, but he looks fast and explosive," Dorsey said. "Holy crap, can he run."

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