But, allows his pad level to rise on more misdirection plays, gets a bit tentative as a runner, slows his feet and can be brought down easily inside. Is a naturally balanced back who keeps his feet under him and can side step defenders. But, doesn’t have a great first step and seems to only have one gear to his game. An average athlete who struggles to find a burst once he makes a man miss.
Isn’t a real aware or coordinated blocker. Doesn’t seem to quickly decipher info, slide his feet and pick up blitzing linebackers. When he does recognize it, he drops his head, doesn’t see what he hits and isn’t real patient into blocks. Has a tendency to whiff and/or can be easily shed. Looks natural in the pass game, can create out of the backfield and has some savvy setting up his routes when asked to create vs. man. But again, not real explosive and struggles to create significant separation.
Impression: Needs to run downhill in more of a power scheme at the next level in order to be effective. An average athlete that looks at best looks like a reserve only. Nothing real dynamic about him and I don’t think I would have him on my draft board."
The biggest issue facing King is his off the field issues but he also needs to worry about his limited playing time. King was never the full time running back at Georgia and his season high carries is 114. Last season, King missed 4 games and only carried the football 80 times. The NFL likes potential but they also factor in on the field production and durability.
While King possess good potential he has some areas of concern. He only has 1 speed and lacks the 2nd gear to be a real home run threat. While watching him play, he didn't appear to be very explosive as he moved down the field. King will be a liability in the passing game both as a blocker and receiver. He is a willing blocker but routinely lunges at the legs of the rusher often missing the block. King doesn't do a good job locating the football and using his hands to pluck the ball. His limited abilities in the passing game will impact his draft stock.
Ultimately, I feel that King will not be selected in the Supplemental Draft but has a good shot at making a team as a free agent signee."
As a junior, he had 430 yards on 80 carries with two touchdowns. As a sophomore, he carried a much bigger load with 114 carries for 594 yards and seven scores. In terms of his NFL ability, he really needs to improve in the passing game, where he only has 12 receptions over the last two seasons."