Improvement III: Versatility
The versatility of Kevin King is perhaps his greatest, yet less discussed, attribute. He has the skillset to play either cornerback, slot corner, and even at the safety position. While that may not strike anyone as a vital aspect when preparing for the season, it’s ultimately one of the most valuable traits of any NFL player.
The NFL season spans 17 weeks and 16 games. Over the course of a season, players get dinged, bruised, and sore. All the while, reserve players improve their skillset in weekly practice.
Imagine the scenario where a cornerback improves, and a safety falls to a season injury. What will the front office do? With King on the roster, the Packers have options to shift King to the vacancy, and backfill with a player more comfortable in a cornerback position.
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Long Term Fit
King is not a one-and-done player for the Packers. He is a long term solution to the pass defense. As such, his versatility and ability to plug-and-play in multiple roles add incredible depth to the team going forward.
He even has a solid makings of a great pass blitzer. He possessed the right height, wingspan, and speed have devastating effects on the unsuspecting offense. Ultimately, former Washington Huskies cornerback Kevin King is a football defender who happens to play cornerback.
It’s fitting that one of the best students of the game plays at Lambeau field.