Akeem King to Atlanta Falcons: Full Draft-Pick Breakdown

May 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Atlanta Falcons signed Dan Quinn to be their head coach, head-scratchers like Akeem King being drafted in the seventh round were going to happen. The Falcons have a unique profile for every player at every position, and King fits the profile for cornerback.
The position itself might be a bit log-jammed with Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, second-round pick Jalen Collins, Ricardo Allen and Phillip Adams already all at the position, but Atlanta having a ton of talent at the cornerback position is nothing but a good thing.
On the field
The Falcons apparently consider King to be a cornerback and not a safety. That makes perfect sense for his fit too. He's a raw athlete, but he's almost the same physical profile that Collins and almost any other Seahawks cornerback had.
The Falcons are going to emulate the attempts to build depth with seventh-round picks within the secondary by taking guys like King that late. King is raw and only has one year starti...

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