Most of us expect Kevin King to turn into the top-flight cornerback the Green Bay Packers expected him to be when they drafted him last year, this year.
Now that he’s done with the shoulder injury that has supposedly bothered him since college — it was operated on late in 2017 — King should be ready to fill that role.
And it appears he is.
King has been regularly going up against the Packers’ now undisputed No. 1 receiver in camp, Davante Adams. And what has he been doing against Adams?
This Kevin King quote didn’t make it into our story today, but feel it’s worth your time. It’s about as good a summation as I’ve heard in eight NFL training camps about the dangers of social media and rushing to draw conclusions on what’s happening at practice #Packers pic.twitter.com/6ZMwTmW3NO
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) July 31, 2018
While I might debate whether Davante Adams is one of the top five receivers in the league, I will not debate the experience King gets going against him every day.
You want to give your top corner experience like that.
Test him. Go at him. Do it early and often.
Kevin King can be a No. 1 cornerback. He’s not yet, but he has the ability to be. That’s why the Green Bay Packers drafted him.
We’ve heard about several of the Packers’ corners picking off Aaron Rodgers in camp. King has been among those. Rodgers isn’t going to throw those same balls in the regular season. You can count on that.
However, it looks like Kevin King is what he was supposed to be.
So….Are we declaring that King has taken that second year leap on July 31st?
I love you guys.
Davante Adams wasn’t a top 20 receiver even when Hundley locked onto him every play ignoring every other receiver on the field. So any reports of King’s success going up against him have to be taken with a grain of salt.
No shit hey… It’s amazing how bad the Packers want this guy to be considered elite. From Rodgers and Hundley force feeding him the ball all the time, to the defense claiming he’s a top 5 receiver, to the front office paying him like he’s one of the best in the league despite never having a 1,000 yard season. WTF? He’s decent, but he’s nowhere near being worthy of Julio Jones money.
After careful research, there is nothing in the Green Bay Packers bylaws that restrict the Packers from overpaying any, or all players, or making (Graham) them the highest paid player at their respective position even if said player is clearly not deserving based on production.
Business us usual. The more things change the more they remain the same.
The disease is still in the building.
Now Rodgers…listen up….Take less money so the Packers can acquire more talent around you to field a Championship team. You can trust them with your money, they will spend it wisely.
HEY NICK!!….you healthy yet?
Success isn’t earned during installs wearing shorts, nor is it earned in camp on the rare occasion they put the pads on. Success is earned on the field in real games that matter. All the rest is cotton candy and grape soda.
This was a lesson that Brett Hundley learned the hard way, which hopefully gave him the wisdom to shut his mouth and quit talking like he’s done something in this league.