Desmond King – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Desmond King



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB Iowa 14 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'11 200 4.54 5'10 201 31 1/8 9 5/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.55* 34 9'9 14 6.67 4.18


King had a highly productive 4-year career at Iowa, having over 260 tackles, 14 interceptions, and 47 pass breakups. He was a shut down cornerback, he just dominated in coverage, he has good speed, and he has great instincts. He is also a dynamic return man. The only downside I see if his size, he is on smaller side, but cornerbacks are always in high demand each year, and I do not expect that to be any different this year, so I expect King to go somewhere in the mid-late 2nd round area when it is all said and done.


A tackling machine

A ball hawk

Breaks up passes with ease

Very productive at Iowa his first 3 seasons

Has good speed

Hass good size in the weight department

Great in coverage

Dominates in coverage

A dynamic play maker on defense

Has great instincts

Does not get fooled by pump fakes

Is a hard hitter

A sure fire tackler

Is in on every play

Has a non stop motor

Helps on special teams

A dynamic return man

Always wraps up on tackle attempts

Gives his defensive line time to get to the QB due his great cover skills

Solid against top tier WRs as he got the better of Tyler Boyd in 2015 game against Pitt


A bit on the small side height wise

Career Stats:

Games Played: 53

Tackles: 263

Tackles For Loss: 9.5

Interceptions: 14

Pass Breakups: 47