Kevin King is a lanky cornerback at 6-3. Read which 2017 NFL mock draft has King going in the first round and which team likes tall defensive backs.
College: Washington #20
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- Honorable mention All-Pac 12, 2016, 2015.
- Honorable mention Academic All-Pac 12, 2016.
- Played high school football for Hardy Nickerson, former Cal and NFL linebacker.
- Started two games as a freshman.
- Did not play in 2015 Heart of Dallas bowl game due to injury.
- Can play outside cornerback, slot, and both safety positions.
- Physicality and agility seems to be a concern.
- Might end up at free safety in Seattle.
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Kevin King is another cornerback that showed up on the NFL Draft Board after Sidney Jones’ injury. Daniel Jeremiah added Chidobe Awuzie and Kevin King to his 2017 NFL mock draft after Sidney Jones’ injury.
Daniel Jeremiah has Kevin King going to the Seattle Seahawks in the first round with pick number 26. The Seattle Seahawks gravitate to bigger defensive backs, Richard Sherman 6-3 and Kam Chancellor 6-3.
Seattle Seahawks Needs
According to UPI, the Seattle Seahawks needs in free agency and the draft are offensive line, cornerback and running back.
And, Sidney Jones was one of the targets listed in the article.
The Seahawks signed Luke Joeckel, an offensive lineman in free agency. Having addressed offensive line, that move up cornerback up to the number one need for Seattle.
But, Kevin King is still unlikely to be drafted in the first round. There are about ten cornerbacks that will most likely be drafted before him. That would require about a third of the teams to draft a cornerback.
However, King’s ace in the hole is his 6-3 frame and the Seahawks penchant for tall defensive backs.