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Team: Washington Huskies
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190

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Rotoworld's Evan Silva assigned the Green Bay Packers a "C" grade for their draft.
"The Packers’ draft grade would be higher had they used the No. 93 selection on Carl Lawson or Trey Hendrickson instead of [BYU RB Jamaal] Adams," Silva writes. He does like their selections of Washington CB Kevin King (No. 33), NC State S Josh Jones (No. 61) and UTEP RB Aaron Jones (No. 182). Looking for a more glowing opinion? Look no further than Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. Pauline had no need for the red pen in his gradebook, handing the Packers a sterling "A+" grade. The analyst believes that Green Bay's third-round selection of Auburn DL Montravius Adams "comes with home-run potential." That runs in stark contrast to Silva's assessment of Adams, as our NFL guru writes that Adams was "one of the worst picks of round three" and "a likely non-NFL contributor." Thu, May 4, 2017 08:13:00 PM
Source: Rotoworld

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Packers selected Washington CB Kevin King with the No. 33 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

King (6’3/200) made 36 starts in Washington's secondary, opening his career at safety before developing into a shutdown corner across from Sidney Jones. Tallying 28 career pass breakups and six interceptions, King was largely overshadowed by Jones despite allowing just one touchdown pass over his final 28 games. King ripped up the Combine with an absurd 99th-percentile SPARQ score and 4.43 straight-line speed. King struggles with short-area routes as most plus-sized corners do, but his ceiling is sky high as a long boundary presence with highlight-reel ball skills. On tape, King reminds of Antonio Cromartie in his prime.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 07:28:00 PM

According to ESPN's Todd Archer, the Cowboys considered taking Washington CB Kevin King with their first-round pick.

Dallas took defensive end Taco Charlton instead. King will probably be long gone by the time the Cowboys pick in Round 2, but it's a good bet that Dallas will take the best corner on their board at that time. "As good as it was, to help us get a good pressure player at the bottom of the first round, I think the draft sets up even better for us to get a really nice corner in the bottom of the second," executive vice president Stephen Jones said. Florida’s Teez Tabor and Quincy Wilson, UCLA's Fabian Moreau and Clemson's Cordrea Tankersley all made official pre-Draft visits to Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 03:16:00 PM

An AFC scout expressed concerns about Washington CB Kevin King's positional fit in the NFL.

"I'm not 100 percent sure what you do with him because he's not a physical tackler, but he's almost too tall to be trusted against shifty receivers," the scout said. "Maybe a team like Seattle, which love those long, press corners. Or you might see a team try and make him a free safety." These comments may have been made before the NFL Combine, an event that King dominated. At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and posted incredible short shuttle and three-cone times (his measurables were compared after the event by Zach Witman to Patrick Peterson and Darrelle Revis'). King has starting safety experience to fall back on. In fact, in college, he played all four spots in secondary as well as slot corner. He's likely to go late in Round 1 or early in Round 2.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 01:07:00 PM

Washington CB Kevin King visited the Raiders.

At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, King aced the NFL Combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and recording some of the best short shuttle and three-cone results that we have seen in the last 20 years. Zach Witman compared his agility to Patrick Peterson and Darrelle Revis. Not only one of the top athletes in this entire class, King also boasts tremendous ball skills. If he doesn't go in Round 1, he won't last long on Round 2.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 03:33:00 PM

Washington CB Kevin King will visit the Eagles, Raiders, Browns and Ravens, according to Charles Davis.

King was also invited to the NFL Draft in Philadelphia. King is one of the top athletes in this entire draft class, regardless of position. He also has tremendous ball skills, attack with the catch point and floating in the air to disrupt the receiver. He lacks patience and refinement as a corner in press coverage, with a tendency to lunge and overextend. He will likely be a top 50 selection.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 08:55:00 AM

Two of five NFL executives polled by NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah believe that Washington CB Kevin King has impressed the most during the pre-draft process.

"Kevin King's height, length and ball skills show up on tape, but he was even better at the [C]ombine," said one executive. "He owned that event. It's hard to find corners with that combination of length and movement ability." Another executive referred to King's pro day as "unbelievably impressive" and predicted a first-round selection for the Washington standout. During the aforementioned pro day, King "moved well, displaying a smooth backpedal and was very quick in all his actions," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline. Tons of momentum toward a Day 1 pick, here.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 03:26:00 PM

Washington CB Kevin King will visit with the Jets.

Per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the Jets will also be putting King through a private workout. He met with the Buccaneers earlier in the process. Pauline pegs King as one of the surprise risers in this draft class, citing a faster than expected Combine 40 time (scouts thought he would land around 4.55 seconds, his actual time coming in at 4.43 seconds) and a strong showing on pro day, one which fell in the shadow of teammate Sidney Jones' Achilles tear. Pauline believes that King is "unlikely to make it out of the first round."
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 03:58:00 PM

In Monday's MMQB, Peter King writes "I think we know where Dallas is going in the draft" after losing multiple defensive backs to other teams in free agency.

Starters Brandon Carr, Morris Claiborne and Barry Church all exited to other teams. Slot Orlando Scandrick and late round steal Anthony Brown remain at corner, but at least two other starting spots are open. This draft is loaded at cornerback, so the Cowboys should conceivably find a starter in the later part of round one and possibly even in round two. The team's safety depth might be even more shallow.
Source: The MMQB
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Washington CB Kevin King "had an exceptional workout" during Saturday's pro day.

Washington's pro day results were eclipsed by the unfortunate leg injury of CB Sidney Jones, but cornerback teammate King was a standout performer before the mood took a significant hit. "The tall corner moved well, displaying a smooth backpedal and was very quick in all his actions," Pauline writes, adding that "[h]e caught all the passes thrown during drills." Per the analyst, the Lions met with King last night and the Chargers will do likewise on Sunday. The Jets are also going to run him through a private workout. King is a hot prospect who could potentially land as a late first-rounder.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 12:59:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah writes that Washington CB Kevin King "clearly established himself as a top-40 selection with his performance in Indianapolis."

Jeremiah relays that in conversations with scouts and evaluators at the Combine, King's work "kept coming up." The Washington product aced athletic testing in Indy, running through the 40-yard dash in 4.43 seconds and recording some of the best short shuttle and three-cone results that we have seen from a corner in the last 20 years. "This draft is loaded with talented cornerbacks," Jeremiah notes, "but his combination of size, length, ball skills and speed could make him a late-first-round pick."
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 04:56:00 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay called Washington CB Kevin King "overlooked" and "underrated" and said the prospect "killed it" at the NFL Combine.

That he did. King posted an incredible 6.56-second three-cone on Monday. He also posted a sub-4.0 second short shuttle, becoming just the fifth corner since 1997 to have a sub-4.0 second short shuttle and a sub-6.6 second three-cone. He finished top in show among DBs in both categories. At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, King also ran a 4.43-second forty (No. 8). "Considering King's height, there are almost no comps for that kind of agility," Zach Witman wrote on Twitter. "Best are Patrick Peterson and Darrelle Revis."
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 12:43:00 PM

Washington's Kevin King claimed the title of being the most athletic CB at the Senior Bowl after producing a workout that places him in the 99th percentile among prospects at the position.

That means only 1% of NFL cornerback prospects entering the NFL since 1999 were more athletic than King. At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds and 32 inch arms, King produced a 4.43 forty, 3.89 short shuttle, 6.56 3-cone and 39.5-inch vertical jump, all numbers near or at the top of his position. He checks every box from a frame and athleticism perspective. The question is the grades area scouts already had on King, and if those will stay consistent or get a bump following the Combine, especially with the involvement of position coaches.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 08:36:00 AM

Washington CB Kevin King logged a 40-yard dash time of 4.43 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday.

This is right in line with the times that King had reportedly been running in training. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline has voiced concerns about King's long speed, but wrote in mid-February that should he notch a 40-yard dash in the mid-4.4's, it would lock him in as a likely top-45 selection. Mission accomplished on that front, it would appear. One other very notable testing result for King -- his 39.5-inch vertical stood as the fourth-best among defensive backs.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 05:00:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline hears that Washington CB Kevin King has been running the 40-yard dash in the 4.4's during training.

Pauline notes that there have been red flags regarding King's speed -- he wrote in November that "long speed is a concern" -- red flags that might just be swept away if the 6-foot-3, 190-pounder can turn it up in testing. Per Pauline, he has been clocked under 4.40 seconds in the 40-yard dash on a hand timer during his draft prep. On an electronic timer, that might bump to 4.45 seconds or thereabouts. "If he’s able to break into the mid-4.4s on the final day of [C]ombine workouts," the analyst writes, "King will cement himself as a top-45 selection."
Fri, Feb 17, 2017 05:05:00 PM