Desmond King

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Desmond King

Vitals:

Position: Cornerback

College: Iowa

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 185

Awards:

  • 2014: Honorable Mention All-Big 10
  • 2015: Jim Thorpe Award, First Team All-American, Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2016: First Team All-Big 10

NFL Draft Analysis:

Highest pick on the NFL Draft Board:

Desmond King shows up twice on the NFL Draft Board. Sports Illustrated has Desmond King going to the Oakland Raiders with pick #24. The Bleacher Report has Desmond King going to the Dallas Cowboys with pick #28.

Consensus pick on the NFL Draft Board:

Desmond King doesn’t show up as a consensus pick for any NFL team on the NFL Draft Board.

Consensus ranking on the NFL Draft Board by Position:

Desmond King is tied with Adoree’ Jackson as the seventh cornerback to show up on the NFL Draft Board behind Tre’Davious White.

Notes:

  • Not the 6’+ cornerback that NFL teams are looking to draft in the first round
  • Proven player, won Jim Thorpe Award
  • 2016 season may not be indicative of talent since most teams chose to throw away from him
  • Smart football player that can sniff out an offensive attack
  • Sound technical player
  • Doesn’t have top end speed
  • Better in zone coverage
  • Big football heart that will make himself useful in the NFL
  • If he improves his tackling, he may find himself a home at safety
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