Desmond King-S-Iowa
Size: 5’10 201lbs

Desmond King

Strengths:

  • 4-year starter
  • Iron man/Durable
  • Instinctive
  • Ball skills
  • Physical style of play
  • Return skills

Analysis: Desmond King could have entered the NFL Draft last year but stayed to get his degree (showing his character and intelligence). He was a four-year starter and ultimate iron man. Played in more than 94 percent of Iowa’s defensive snaps over his four years and took 46 percent of the special teams snaps in 2016. Football instincts are off the charts. Focused quarterback reader who overlaps into other coverage areas to go make a play on the ball. Pattern reader with anticipation to keep him ahead of the route.¬†Obsessed with getting the ball; nabbed 14 interceptions in college and 29 in high school. Has ball-tracking, hands and high-point talent of a wideout. Stocky frame with physical play demeanor. Good press strength. Rough on slot receivers who can’t make a quick get-away off the line. Viable option as both punt and kick returner.

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks deep speed
  • Lack mirror-and-match fluidity
  • Gets too ‘handsy’
  • Tackling technique

Analysis: The biggest question mark in Desmond King’s game is his speed. Does he have the recovery speed to keep up with receivers if he’s beat off the snap? Does he even have the speed to hang with receivers when he’s not beaten? The answer hasn’t been decided yet, but on film he lacks the long speed and height associated with bump and run cornerbacks. Struggles to carry receivers down the field. Can be mismatched by legitimate speed merchants. Grinder who lacks mirror-and-match fluidity and foot quickness. Relies on hands usage and grabbing over footwork to transition and match on intermediate routes. In press, can get behind when facing off against slick releases from slot weapons. Lacks recovery speed to consistently close open throwing windows on NFL level. Penalized 11 times, including five personal fouls, over final two seasons. Needs to show more explosion into tackles and improve wrap-up technique.

NFL Comparison: Tashaun Gipson

Draft Projection: Round 3

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