Photo of Nigel King
Grade
4.9 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 210LBS. Weight

Overview

2014: Graduated from Maryland and transferred to Kansas. Played in all 12 games while starting eight. 2013 (at Maryland): Appeared in 12 games. 2012 (at Maryland): Saw action in all 12 games including three starts. 2011 (at Maryland): Did not practice with the team due to NCAA eligibility issue.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.56 and 4.54 seconds
Vertical jump: 39 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 8 inches
20-yard short shuttle: 4.36 seconds
Bench press: 15 reps of 225 pounds

Analysis

Strengths

Good size on the outside. Hands are adequate. Catches the ball away from his body and demonstrates good concentration in traffic. Has enough strength to win battles for the ball in traffic. Offers a presentable target for quarterback. Makes proper hot adjustments against blitz. Position blocker in run game, taking proper angles to help leverage running back's outside track. Gets into safe spots within zone and readies himself.

Weaknesses

Can get caught up hand fighting against press corners off the release. Below-average athlete for the position. One-speed receiver who is unable to explode out of breaks to create instant throwing window for quarterback. Can't be relied upon to get separation over the top on verticals. Prolonged gear down into break, allowing cornerbacks to squeeze short routes. Must improve arm extension on high-point attempts rather than letting ball get into his body.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Outside receiver who lacks the athleticism and route sharpness to be anything more than a vertical receiver who tries to win with size and ball skills down the field. Lack of deep speed will make becoming an NFL receiver a difficult task unless he's able to create more separation through route running.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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