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Old 04-29-2017, 12:11 PM
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Default Bolts Sign Desmond King FS Iowa - 4 Year Deal

Thought he deserved his own thread like the rest.

Absolute steal. A monster.
2017 Official Bolts Mock:

Round 1 Pick 7: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Round 2 Pick 6: Takkarist McKinley, OLB/DE, UCLA
Round 3 Pick 7: Desmond King, FS/CB, Iowa
Round 4 Pick 6: Nathan Peterman, QB, Pittsburgh
Round 5 Pick 7: Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan
Round 6 Pick 6: Dylan Cole, OLB, Missouri State
Round 7 Pick 7: Ahmad Thomas, FS, Oklahoma
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:13 PM
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I am so happy with TT this year. He sat still, stayed put and guys are falling into the bolts lap. King in the 5th is unfreakingbelieveable.......
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:15 PM
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Great value, super excited about this pick.
2017 Live Mock

1. Malik Hooker, S
2. Forrest Lamp, OG
3. Tim Williams, Edge
4. Jake Butt, TE
5. Desmond King, CB/S
6. Stevie Tu'ikolovatu, NT
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:38 PM
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Its a great feeling when one of your draft crushes gets picked up un the 5th round. Absolutely loving it!
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:38 PM
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King says he expects to start as our nickel, but said he's the solution for the Chargers KR problems.

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Old 04-29-2017, 12:40 PM
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That would be nice to solve that problem.......
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Old 04-29-2017, 12:42 PM
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Default Another 5th round steal??? Jatavis Brown in the 5th round last year ...



King had every opportunity to leave for the NFL after his junior year, but decided to stay with his team and earn his degree. The 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner and unanimous Consensus All-American ranked second in the FBS with eight interceptions. He was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year as well, starting 14 times, making 72 tackles and breaking up 13 passes. King was a first-team All-Big Ten pick again as a senior, although he "only" had three interceptions and seven pass breakups as teams avoided him. King's promise was obvious in his freshman year, when he grabbed a starting spot right off the bat (69 tackles, three TFL, eight PBU). He started gaining notoriety by league media with an honorable mention all-conference sophomore season (started all 13 games, 72 tackles, three INT, five PBU). King also returned kicks (26.0 per) and punts (11.7 per) the past two years.


STRENGTHS Four-year starter and ultimate iron man. Played in more than 94 percent of Iowa's defensive snaps over his four years and took 46 percent of the special teams snaps in 2016. Football instincts are off the charts. Focused quarterback reader who overlaps into other coverage areas to go make a play on the ball. Pattern reader with anticipation to keep him ahead of the route. Creates unique angles to throws, allowing for top-ball production. Obsessed with getting the ball; nabbed 14 interceptions in college and 29 in high school. Has ball-tracking, hands and high-point talent of a wideout. Stocky frame with physical play demeanor. Good press strength. Rough on slot receivers who can't make a quick get-away off the line. Viable option as both punt and kick returner. Not overly physical as tackler but tends to finish.

WEAKNESSES Lacks long speed and height associated with bump and run cornerbacks. Struggles to carry receivers down the field. Can be mismatched by legitimate speed merchants. Grinder who lacks mirror-and-match fluidity and foot quickness. Relies on hands usage and grabbing over footwork to transition and match on intermediate routes. In press, can get behind when facing off against slick releases from slot weapons. Lacks recovery speed to consistently close open throwing windows on NFL level. Penalized 11 times, including five personal fouls, over final two seasons. Needs to show more explosion into tackles and improve wrap-up technique.


SOURCES TELL US "You worry about the physical limitations a little bit because teams will find your weaknesses and exploit them. But he's just so steady and productive and tough. He loves football and I think he'll just find a way." -- Midwest scout for AFC team


BOTTOM LINE Lack of size and speed combined with his ball skills, instincts, and competitiveness all point to a transition to safety. While he can improve as a tackler, he's got the toughness and mentality to take on run-support duties. Can cover in man when asked and has the ball-tracking skills and anticipation that should allow him to thrive in two-deep and single-high situations. A likely second-day (Rounds 2-3) selection and could be targeted as a zone corner or a safety with early starting potential.

-Lance Zierlein

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Old 04-29-2017, 01:01 PM
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King fits the needs of the Bolts at free safety....Great pick for the Bolts.

I give my seal of approval on this one.
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I love a lot of things about King. One of my favorite is that he decided to go back to school to finish his degree, at the expense of his career. If he came out after 2015, he would have been picked WAY higher. If finishing your education is important to you, when you could easily go pro, I'd say that says a lot about your work ethic.

Just a fantastic pick in the fifth round.
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Old 04-29-2017, 02:06 PM
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Love this pick. Projected in 3rd, was hoping we'll pick him on 4th, and get him at 5th, just awesome!!
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