Desmond King
Desmond King
24-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Los Angeles Chargers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a four-year, $2.68 million contract with the Chargers in May of 2017.
Earns All-Pro nod
CBLos Angeles Chargers
January 15, 2019
King finished the 2018 campaign with 62 tackles (47 solo), 10 passes defended, three interceptions -- one of which was returned for a touchdown -- and one punt return touchdown.
The slot cornerback capped off an impressive second season with an All-Pro nod, but thanks to outdated rules was not eligible to be voted to the Pro Bowl. Regardless, the former Iowa product demonstrated his immense skillset, improving upon his playmaking nature from his rookie season by becoming a multi-faceted special teams returner, registering 840 return yards (kick and punt) to go along with his defensive acumen. It's perhaps unrealistic to expect a repeat in production given King was graded among the best cornerbacks in the league according to Pro Football Focus, but with the likes of Casey Hayward, Derwin James and Jahleel Addae -- all capable secondary players in their own right -- King certainly appears to have a bright future in a loaded Chargers defense.
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Measurables Review
How do Desmond King's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
5' 10"
200 lbs
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
Cone Drill
6.67 sec
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
Broad Jump
117 in
Bench Press
14 reps
Hand Length
9.63 in
Arm Length
31.13 in
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The do-it-all secondary player was a certifiable weapon for the Chargers' defense last season, tallying 76 tackles, four sacks and an interception in his rookie campaign. While the selection of 2018 first-round-pick Derwin James likely ends any hope of King earning a starting spot at safety, the 23-year-old is expected to reprise his role as a multi-faceted cornerback capable of blitzing from the box or covering receivers in nickel and dime sets.
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Return touchdown proves critical
CBLos Angeles Chargers
December 3, 2018
King registered 10 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defended in the 33-30 win over the Steelers. He also returned one punt for a touchdown Sunday.
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Three tackles Sunday
CBLos Angeles Chargers
November 13, 2018
King record three tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Raiders.
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Pick-six seals win
CBLos Angeles Chargers
November 4, 2018
King secured three tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also tallied 39 return yards in Sunday's 25-17 win.
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Registers season high in tackles
CBLos Angeles Chargers
October 22, 2018
King tallied seven tackles (one solo) and added one pass defense in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Titans.
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Snags two interceptions in Week 6
CBLos Angeles Chargers
October 15, 2018
King recorded two tackles (both solo) and three passes defensed, including two interceptions, in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
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