The further we fall down the draft board and the more I watch our secondary, the more I want Desmond King.
King will fall down draft boards throughout the testing process. Others will have more length or speed. Potential. I'm afraid that P word is what brought us two marginal at best CB's that Ted used prime draft picks on. Some draft "experts" want to see King at FS. Why? Because he hits like one.
King is a football player that can do EVERYTHING. Micah Hyde with much more athleticism and a touch more strength. People are going to doubt King's ability to match up on the boundary with faster receivers. I'm not concerned. Gunter ran 4.64 and 4.66 in his 40.
I agree. King is number one on my wish list. He's a pure corner with great technique and ball skills. With you on his speed as well, I actually think he'll run pretty well, low 4.5s. Fast enough with great recognition and anticipation will always be better than just fast. Just like you can't teach speed, you can't teach instincts. Some guys just have that innate feel for the game and he has it.
Green Bay has a history of drafting Iowa players, so the chances are good if he's available. I personally, think he'll go before guys like Jalen Tabor and Sidney Jones. I don't think many of the top DBs are going to overshadow his athleticism. Humphrey might be the only one who really separates from the rest of the prospects.
Gunter is actually pretty slow. He can play over the top technique and still get beat by a fast WR. His lack of speed lets QBs throw their WRs open more easily. I like him, but his lack of speed is an issue. Seriously, if he ran in the 4.5s he'd be a much better cover corner. He lacks deep speed and recovery speed. If he gets beat at the line, he's burnt toast. His speed really limits what he can do.