Packers Select CB Kevin King in Second Round
With the first pick in the second round, the Packers have selected cornerback Kevin King from Washington.
Fit: A. The Packers needed help in the secondary, and selecting a high-end cornerback helps remedy the problem.
Value: B+. Green Bay could have certainly taken King in the first round, but gained an extra fourth round pick by moving from 29 to 33.
What are Kevin King’s strengths?
- Very long and athletic
- Smart, physical, and matches wide receivers with size
- Excellent testing with 4.43 40-yard dash and 39.5-inch vertical leap to go with good shuttle and three cone times
What are Kevin King’s weaknesses?
- Despite great timed speed, doesn’t have great vertical speed against faster wide receivers
- Can be targeted in slants and underneath routes
- Might be too physical in coverage and probably got away with penalties in college that would have been flagged in the NFL
- Very thin build
How does Kevin King fit with the Packers?
Kevin King is very athletic but not always super polished in coverage. That’s not necessarily a bad thing long term. Given his physical gifts, the Packers are probably eager to mold him into the corner they believe he can be. He’ll have to become one quite quickly: the Packers need plenty of help in the secondary.