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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: 2nd Round (33): Kevin King [CB; Washington] Reply with quote

CentralFC [3.30.2017] wrote:
[1.29] KEVIN KING [Washington | CB | 6-3, 200]



Thompson taps into the Pacific Northwest pipeline once again nabbing the draft class’s preeminent athlete at the corner position. King has some extraordinarily quick hips for a guy his length. The numbers don’t lie, and the agility shows up in the 3-cone and shuttle times. Dude is 6-3, 200, runs a 4.4 with a 39.5" vertical. Arms are equal to Sherman, but King is ten pounds heavier coming out and his 3-cone and shuttle times rank in the 96th and 96th percentile of draft eligible cornerbacks.


I'm sure we all know of him by now, but he's got to go in the top-20, right? Or is this draft class so deep that he conceivably could fall to the late 1.20s? King seems like one of those “late risers” that comes on strong in mid to late April, ends up in the green room in Philadelphia and triggers “shock” from the “experts” when his name is announced ahead of other prominent guys.

Some team will fall in love with the measurables and [might] nab him before we have a shot. He's versatile, played four positions in the secondary, and checks off the character, upside and production boxes. TT loves his Pac-12 guys. King could be another gem.

Add him to the mix, and you have three long corners in House, Gunter, and King. Two shifty, more athletic corners in Randall and Rollins. King excels in zone, and his size and agility will play well in man.

If he adds strength over the next year or two and refines his press technique, which is a common criticism, he could be a top-15 corner in this league. He's not an overtly physical player but he's aggressive. His initial punch isn't great. And his makeup speed from all accounts I've read is questionable, whatever that means when the guy runs a 4.4 and has the hip flexibility and instinct to close.

His tackling is serviceable; he's willing and finishes. His long arms help him wrap up ball carriers, though he's undisciplined and lunges at times.

His ball skills are excellent; he often makes an effort to locate the ball, get his head around and do more than disrupt. Even when he's beat, he's around the ball to wrap up for short gains. Washington had a brilliant defense--probably two top-40 picks and a third who's first round caliber but may drop due to injury. But I think the lynch pin of that group was Kevin King. The guy made some jaw dropping plays.




Since I tend to focus most on what a prospect can do, King is the most athletic, well-rounded, high ceiling option at 1.29. King isn’t just a big dude with speed to boot; he’s in tune with his body type and the opportunities his length affords him to disturb passing lanes and disrupt receivers’ routes. And he's only 22.The awareness is there, too. King doesn’t win on the boundary solely due to his legs and athletic profile. He excels because of instinct.


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STRENGTHS Rare height for the position. Solid job of restricting catch window on routes outside the numbers. Shoves receivers toward boundary and drifts into their running lane to decrease catch opportunity. Length creates challenge for receivers used to winning at the high point. Instinctive with good feel for finding football. Allowed just one touchdown over last 101 targets. Six career interceptions with hands to make the circus pick. Patient from press coverage. Quick to turn and locate once his back is to the quarterback. Saw increase in pass breakups in senior season. Willing to get physical with blocking receivers when it comes time to disengage and make a tackle. Has played all four spots in secondary and slot corner as well.


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With all due respect to Marcus Peters (No. 18 overall in 2015 by Kansas City), Sidney Jones IV and Budda Baker, the most versatile defender in Washington's talent-laden secondary the past few years was King, who reigned regardless of whether he was asked to line up at safety or cornerback.

Though he starred at cornerback in high school, King initially earned playing for the Huskies at safety, starting 14 (including 12 as a sophomore) games over his first two years with the program. He was asked to slide back to cornerback in 2015 after then-new head coach Chris Petersen booted Peters off the team and earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 honors with a career high three interceptions and eight passes defensed. While lining up at cornerback (on the perimeter and inside in nickel), King was again voted to the Honorable Mention squad in 2016, despite recording an eye-popping 15 passes defensed, tie for second best in the conference over the regular season.

STRENGTHS: Offers rare size at cornerback with a lean, tapered frame, including very long limbs. Surprisingly agile in coverage, showing the loose hips to turn and shadow receivers downfield when in press coverage. Will extend an arm but isn't reliant upon landing his initial jam. A cerebral, experienced player often slid inside to play nickel duties against three and four receiver sets. Very good awareness while in zone, anticipating underneath routes and closing quickly downhill to break up passes, often providing a physical pop on contact to jar the ball free. Good hand-eye coordination to sneak his mitt between those of the intended receiver to rip it away as it arrives and has shown good ball skills to record the interception (including a one-handed circus catch in the end zone against Arizona State). Generally a reliable open-field tackler, whose uses his long arms to lasso the legs of ball-carriers. High character player who earned Honorable Mention All-Academic honors as a senior as well as the team's community service award.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly who I wanted TBH.
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Niiice.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes! There you go Ted!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not shocking. Has some technical issues, but the upside is huge.
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Called it in the other thread.


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I am very very very okay with this. Bordering on happy.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a prototypical #1 corner. No complaints here.
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Honest question...

How much is he truly going to help us next year?
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bkobow05 wrote:
Honest question...

How much is he truly going to help us next year?


Championship.
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Just got home.

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Love this guy. He rose up the boards because he can come in and make a positive impact immediately.
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Cadmus wrote:
Just got home.

King and House Drool


You have an overall board? Where was he
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like.

We need guys to cover Julio Jones and Dez Bryant in playoff games. Bigger and faster than everyone else at CB.
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bkobow05 wrote:
Honest question...

How much is he truly going to help us next year?


Short of an injury, not much. He's probably #3 in terms of boundary corners. And I'm not sure he's beating Rollins out of the slot spot, despite him having played there early in his career at Washington. More of a long term pick.
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