Kevin King- CB Washington

6-3 1/4", 196, 6.54 3-C! 3.89 SS! 

(U) 4.41, (O) 4.43, 39.5" Vert,

11.14 60-YS, 32" Arms, 11 Reps, 

Long, Tall, and Quick As A Waterbug. 

By TOM

He is one of the best sized CBs I have ever seen. He just run himself into the 1st with an (U) 4.41. He is a terrific cover guy, with a 6-3 200-pound body. "Iím a tall guy, but I can run and move well," King said. "And I want them to know that I have the intangibles that canít be taught." Played mostly on the QB's left side. He has terrific character.

His only question was speed, as he is quick as a waterbug, and that is not a question any more. I like him almost most as much as Sidney, but like everyone else I assumed he was much slower. That Unofficial 4.41 Forty put him in the 1st, and hoped him over Sydney for me. A team in a division with some big WRs or TEs will be taking him in the 1st. He just hopped over Desmond King as well. 

He can go low on tight ends, and take them out as they try to catch the ball. "Kevin King, thatís my guy. Left, right corner," Sydney Jones said. "Iíve been with him for three years now. Heís watched me grow. Iíve watched him grow. He was a safety last year in nickel, and now heís an outside corner. Just watching his athletic ability and seeing that, and watching him grow as a player and as a leader too, that was something special to see." He is still working on his instincts a little.

Nice hips in flip drill. Great feet in transition forward. "Disrupting receivers, especially those bigger guys, as well as those smaller guys," King said. "And really, everyone wants to go up and get the ball. You're really defined by the plays you make, and our job on defense is to score and get the ball back on offense. Everybody looks at the guys who go and create plays and turnovers, and that's what makes the defense great." He has some great quick twitch in his game.

When you watch his game he has great cover instincts and aggressiveness. But you look at his size, speed, and quickness. He measured out as the top guy in those triangle numbers. "I watched Sherman and some other bigger guys who have similar body types to me," King said. "Playing man, and playing the types of schemes that we play." His elite elite size, is matched by his terrific Forty (4.43 Official).

But check out the quickness numbers that BB values so much. A 6.56 3-Cone drill is unmatched in a 6-3 guy, and we all know how much BB loves the elite 3-Cone guys. Then he knocked off a sub 4.00 in the Short Shuttle (3.89!). Again, I do not remember a 6-3 getting those scores in the SS and 3-C. Then he gets a top five number in 60-yard shuttle, which measure quickness, COD, and endurance. These are the Combine numbers that make old school coaches like BB drool.

No trouble twisting his hips back deep, and high pointing the ball. "We watch a lot. I would watch some on my own," King said about watching Tape of the Seahawks secondary. "Our defensive backs coach, Jimmy Lake, he used to coach in Tampa. He coached Aqib Talib and Ronde Barber. So we watched a lot of their film. I've watched a lot of Ronde Barber in the nickel spot." He does remind me a little of Talib. He is quicker, but Talib is stronger.

Plays solely on the Weakside. Nice agility turning and running when the WR takes an outside release. "I'd like to first start by acknowledging and introducing a couple of our players that we have here," Washington HC Peterson said. "Kevin King: far corner, right hand corner, senior defensive back, true senior. Done a tremendous job of developing his talent, his leadership abilities, and really excited to see what he's going to do this fall." He got better, even as his senior season went along.

He does a great job charging into the backfield and tackling the RB. He is a forceful tackler in the run game. If he can run a 4.4, he will be a steal in this Draft. The CB depth in this Draft is spectacular. Covers the deep Out well. He is a bit of a one year wonder, as he was only started every game at CB last season. He is great against the run on the edge.

2016: Started all 14 games of the season at cornerback ... made seven tackles, including two for a loss, in a start vs. Rutgers ... notched a pair of tackles in a start vs. Idaho ... two tackles, including half of a tackle for loss, in the win over Portland State ... recorded one tackle and had an interception in the win at Arizona ... one stop in the win over No. 7 Stanford ... five tackles in the Huskies' 70-21 win at Oregon ... six tackles, plus a key pass break-up, in the win at No. 17 Utah ... credited with a tackle and three pass break-ups in the UW win at California ... two stops vs. USC ... made a highlight, one-handed interception in the end zone with the Huskies leading by just 3-0 in the win over Arizona State ... also had two tackles vs. the Sun Devils ... four stops in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... two tackles and two pass break-ups in the UW's Pac-12 Championship Game win over Colorado, earning the UW coaches' special teams player of the game ... team-high nine tackles, including one for a loss, against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... won the Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award at the team's postseason banquet.

He is terrific against big WRs. "[King] definitely helped himself immensely," a scout said. "His stock has risen because of the Combine." Heck, even McShay can see it now. "Heís not a combine creation," he said. "This is a really good football player who looks like a 1st-rounder on tape." He switched over to CB in 2015, and started 8 games outside for the first time:

2015: Played in 11 of 13 games, starting eight ... made honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... had an interception in each of Washington's first three games ... saw extensive action at cornerback vs. Boise State ... two tackles and an interception vs. the Broncos ... second straight game with an interception in the win over Sacramento State ... also had five tackles, including a tackle for loss, vs. the Hornets ... three tackles, plus a pick, in the win over Utah State ... served as a game captain vs. California, when he started and finished with four tackles ... started in the win at USC, finishing with five tackles, including one for a six-yard loss ... three tackles, half of a tackle for loss, vs. Oregon ... two tackles at Stanford ... missed the Arizona game due to injury ... returned to action vs. Utah, recording three tackles ... started at Arizona State ... two tackles in a start at Oregon State ... team-high nine tackles, including two for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... sat out the bowl game due to injury.

His best comparison might be Sherman. He's a team guy who is always looking out for his teammates. "Weíre a competitive unit," King said. "I think each one of us want to be leading in picks. Thatís one thing. We have a pick board that we tally up and at the end of the year, we give out a little award for who got the most picks. But whoever can go out there and make plays. Weíre happy for Taylor. Itís not a surprise for me. Itís not a surprise for anybody, seeing him have the type of game that heís had. And Iíve never had a multiple interception game, and heís had two this year. So being able to have a play maker like that, and heís only a true freshman, you know, the skyís the limit for somebody like that. So Iím happy for him and Iím glad being able to play with him this year and Iím glad to watch him for years to come." I think he looks a lot like Brandon Browner as well.

He plays with his great physicality and aggression. He played Safety as a Sophomore. 2014: Played in 13 of 14 games, starting 12, at safety ... five tackles (all solo) in the win at Hawai'i ... also had five stops vs. Eastern Washington ... had five tackles, forced a fumble and notched half a tackle for loss in the win over lllinois ... nine tackles vs. Georgia State ... missed the Stanford game due to illness ... returned to starting role at Cal, where he had six tackles in the win ... three tackles at Oregon ... five stops vs. Arizona State ... started in the win at Colorado, where he had two solo stops ... career-high 10 tackles vs. UCLA ... two tackles vs. Oregon State ... first career interception, as well as four tackles, in the Apple Cup victory at Washington State ... nine tackles vs. Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl.

Penn State: Great job getting in front of the WR, and then punching the pass out. When things get physical he wins. He can jump over the outside shoulder of the WR and knock the pass down. He covers kick-offs. Shows great hustle on special teams. He does not give up much space for the QB to throw into. Better speed than you'd think. He has some quick twitch on the edge changing directions.

Stanford: He is terrific at reading the toss to his side, making the WR miss the block, and hitting the RB in the legs behind the LOS. Terrific recognition and reaction in the run game. He loves to go low and tackle through the ankles. Terrific aggression on the edge in run game. Great physicality on the field. He has some explosiveness turning and retreating off the snap as he twists his hips back to read the QB. Terrific stop and go quickness and agility. 

ALAGreat job getting in front of the WR, and then punching the pass out. When things get physical he wins. They put him on OJ Howard, and he was very effective when he covered him. He is terrific coming up and tackling the RB when he catches the ball in the flat in front of him. He played FS when they didn't lined up anybody on his side. He is very aggressive moving forward to tackle RBs. He absolutely positively loves to go low and tackle the ball carrier by their legs. He dives under their knees almost every time he makes a tackle.

Cal: He has raised his stock this season. Great job getting up high over the WR and knocking the back shoulder fade down in the endzone. He can run stride for stride outside, and make a play on the ball in the air. He does not give up any space to throw into in the Endzone. He knocked down two passes in a row in the endzone in the 1st against Cal. He is a sticky CB. 

King Vs USC:

He is at his best when he can get physical in Press (:01). He has great quick feet to stay with the herky jerky WR going across the field (:07). Here he is lined up way Off. He retreated back in deep Zone. He charged up late, and stayed in front of the RB (:19). Nice burst forward in blitz (:27). Watch him turn the corner as he gets bumped, and still get in on the tackle.

Playing the deep zone again (:34). Watch the burst to the middle of the field, and the great hit on the WR (:44). Watch the hips snap inside as he turned and bailed down field. He doesn't lose a step as he twisted back to watch the QB (:49). Watch the quick feet as he hopped back and forth to stay in front of the WR before he knew it was a run (1:09). He doesn't get beat by much there (1:14). The QB had to throw it too far behind him for him to make a play after the catch to complete the pass.

Nice snap back. He drops back into the deep zone a lot (1:30). He zoned the flat to cover the RB (1:39). This is what he needed to do. Check out the long arms on the aggressive jam that knocked the WR off of his timing. However, the QB found him on the second look (1:50). He only gave up space behind the receiver in the turf again (1:57). Those last two plays are why it is so hard to play CB. You can do everything right, give the QB no space to throw into, and the QB can throw the ball into the dirt, and force the WR to make a great catch. He does a good job of forcing the WR to have to make a great catch on him.

He almost lost him in the Flat, but the QB went to the TE (2:01). He can be great against the Run. This was a great play against the run. He protected the sideline, and then saw a crack, and went and tackled the RB's feet (2:11). I love his burst forward, quicks, and speed in the blitz. I love how he can turn that corner with elite COD when it is a run (2:20). Watch the great speed down the line, and the sell out to dive and get his hands on the RB (2:27). He played with some quick twitch.

Back up in press where he belonged (2:33). He is so physical in the first 5-yards of the pattern. How the hell did the WR catch that pass (2:39). King was so physical that he drew a pass interference call. I disagree, because that WR was within 5-yards of the LOS. That was positively Browner like (2:52). He played his position very well, but then missed the tackle. When you are the last line of defense you can't miss that tackle (3:27). But at least he protected the sideline, and turned the RB inside to the Safety. 

King Vs USC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Md1kbGu8Lo

King Vs Alabama:

You just saw him at his worst against USC (or unluckiest if you want;). Now you get to see him at his Best. I thought this Tape was interesting because he seemed to be the Number Two playing weakside CB all season long. Yet here he was lined up as the Number One Corner on the QBs right, and kicked ass. 

He started the game on Strongside, but he just dropped into a zone. Watch him come flying up fast and hop over the QB (:01). He sometimes looked like he could can play FS (:10). Watch the way he filled the hole like Logan Ryan, and took the RB out. I though he was at the top of his game in this game.

Up in Press. He turned and bailed, and showed the 4.43 speed he ran at the Combine (:21). Here he is playing FS. He had to angle to the edge aggressively because their is no one outside. He dived into the giant RB's feet, and Scarborough hurtled over him. But it took a truly amazing move to beat his tackle (:30). He bailed back a little early to protect the deep sideline (:29). The QB smartly threw underneath. Watch him go low, and hammer the WR out of bounds.

He started to bail, but smelled a rat. He saw the RB coming, shed the WR's block, and then hammered the RB to the ground. His value is as an outside CB, but he would make one hell of a FS (:50). He took on the RB who led the way for the QB to protect the sideline, and forced the QB to turn up field (1:01). It is amazing that he is playing so much on the QB's right. I didn't notice that during this game (1:08). He shadowed the RB as he stayed ahead of him and moved laterally to get in front of him.

He hopped back in front of the WR and tried to break up the timing. The only thing open was the comeback. That is not a lot of space to throw into. He made the WR have to make a great catch in front of him (1:16). You get a good look at his smooth hips twisting inside to turn and run with the WR (1:36). He came off his man over the middle, and almost killed the crossing WR (1:46). Watch the smooth hips as he swiveled back to spy the QB when he bailed (2:11). Deep Off (2:25). Watch how fast he went up to protect the sideline, and then got in a fist fight on the edge. He can play on my team any time.

They abandon his side, and he became a FS. He slid inside and back to get into FS position. But Alabama dumped the ball off. Watch the speed he attacked forward with to get the TFL. That was a great defensive play (2:35). He looked like he dropped into a deep Zone (2:45). He saw the crossing pattern and flipped over Dieter by his ankles. He loves to hit ball carriers in the ankles. 

This is elite defense. He turned and bailed before the snap, so he could peek at the QB. When he saw the QB throw underneath him he attacked forward and wiped out the WR, and the ground forced the ball out of his hands. It just doesn't get any better than that (3:01). I think he could be a Number One CB playing on the QB's right in the NFL. There I said it (And it is not an overreaction to this game;).

When it turns into a run, it is his job is to protect the deep sideline. He not only protected it, he grabbed the RB's ankles and helped him to the ground. I think he could be an All-Pro FS (Don't even pretend that is an over react 3:09). Well maybe not an All-Pro Free Safety, but a very good FS (3:20). He blitzed off the corner, and set the edge to force the RB inside, but see how he still kind of instinctually protected the edge (3:36). See how he just has that natural feel of when to let the play come to him, and then he took out the WR (3:44). Watch this run blitz. He grabbed the giant RB from the side, and almost ripped the ball out. Any other RB but Scarborough would have fumbled that ball (3:53). He got his helmet elbowed off by the giant. Then he ripped, and pulled, and fought the giant RB to the ground. He was simply incredible in that game. 

King Vs Alabama:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QEUkWK22u0

King's Official Bio:

2016: Started all 14 games of the season at corneback ... made seven tackles, including two for a loss, in a start vs. Rutgers ... notched a pair of tackles in a start vs. Idaho ... two tackles, including half of a tackle for loss, in the win over Portland State ... recorded one tackle and had an interception in the win at Arizona ... one stop in the win over No. 7 Stanford ... five tackles in the Huskies' 70-21 win at Oregon ... six tackles, plus a key pass break-up, in the win at No. 17 Utah ... credited with a tackle and three pass break-ups in the UW win at California ... two stops vs. USC ... made a highlight, one-handed interception in the end zone with the Huskies leading by just 3-0 in the win over Arizona State ... also had two tackles vs. the Sun Devils ... four stops in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... two tackles and two pass break-ups in the UW's Pac-12 Championship Game win over Colorado, earning the UW coaches' special teams player of the game ... team-high nine tackles, including one for a loss, against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... won the Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award at the team's postseason banquet.

2015: Played in 11 of 13 games, starting eight ... made honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... had an interception in each of Washington's first three games ... saw extensive action at cornerback vs. Boise State ... two tackles and an interception vs. the Broncos ... second straight game with an interception in the win over Sacramento State ... also had five tackles, including a tackle for loss, vs. the Hornets ... three tackles, plus a pick, in the win over Utah State ... served as a game captain vs. California, when he started and finished with four tackles ... started in the win at USC, finishing with five tackles, including one for a six-yard loss ... three tackles, half of a tackle for loss, vs. Oregon ... two tackles at Stanford ... missed the Arizona game due to injury ... returned to action vs. Utah, recording three tackles ... started at Arizona State ... two tackles in a start at Oregon State ... team-high nine tackles, including two for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... sat out the bowl game due to injury.

2014: Played in 13 of 14 games, starting 12, at safety ... five tackles (all solo) in the win at Hawai'i ... also had five stops vs. Eastern Washington ... had five tackles, forced a fumble and notched half a tackle for loss in the win over lllinois ... nine tackles vs. Georgia State ... missed the Stanford game due to illness ... returned to starting role at Cal, where he had six tackles in the win ... three tackles at Oregon ... five stops vs. Arizona State ... started in the win at Colorado, where he had two solo stops ... career-high 10 tackles vs. UCLA ... two tackles vs. Oregon State ... first career interception, as well as four tackles, in the Apple Cup victory at Washington State ... nine tackles vs. Oklahoma State in the Cactus Bowl.
2013: Saw action in each of the first seven games of the season before sitting out the California game due to injury ... three tackles in the win over Idaho State ... one tackle at Arizona State ... started at safety vs. Colorado, becoming the first true freshman to start for the UW in 2013 ... made four stops vs. the Buffaloes ... also started at UCLA, finishing with four tackles and a fumble recovery ... four tackles, all of them solo, in the win at Oregon State ... missed the WSU and BYU (bowl) games due to injury.

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