Desmond King
Projection
Round 2
Grade
A
6.60
Eventual Starter

Desmond King

Cornerback
Iowa
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 201
  • 40-Yard: 4.50
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Well-built athlete with strength and power. Good to very good athleticism with quick feet, loose hips and suddenness. Plays press, off, and zone equally well. Very good instincts and excellent ball reactions and hands. Good run-support player and tackler. Can return both punts and kickoffs. No false steps when he transitions.

Weak Points

Not a burner. Interception production was down in 2016, but teams weren't throwing at him.

The Way We See It

King almost entered the 2016 draft and most likely would have been a second-round pick. Plays a very steady game and seldom gets caught out of position. Can be physical when he has to be. Consistent cover guy in both man and zone. Keeps good position and can close on the ball. Excellent hands and ball skills. Has the return talent to be a team's No. 1 returner. Should come in and play right away as a third corner and will ascend to a solid No. 2. Timed speed will determine where he gets drafted but he is a good football player.