I was rating our prospects at DB that year and I am happy to say I had Kevin King #1
1. Kevin King, 6-2, 160, 4.5. Oakland (Bishop O’Dowd), CA
From Eric Bjornson’s high school, King is not a guy that initially gives you a superwow, but as you watch his video, a few things that make him special being to pop out. First, he’s so ‘long’. His arms look like they were plucked off a 6-7 guy and put on his body. That enables him to make plays on the balls maybe other guys couldn’t make. He’s tall and his arm length will help him go up against the bigger breed of receiver that has been around in the Pac since J.J. Stokes got the party started (all over our face, unfortunately). Also, he’s a long strider (a 2-stepper in scout parlance), but he’s also quick. His hips are good enough to play corner–I can easily see why he’s become a hot ticket. If he can put on 30 lbs of muscle (not too hard a task, though I wouldn’t want to have to do it), he’s going to be very difficult player to deal with. The risk here is that he’s raw. It’s a risk/reward situation with King.
I had him above other guys like Jermaine Kelly, Daquawan Brown and Derek Babiash.
Ahh – memories.
Periodically I go back and look through evals of guys I’ve done just to see how I’m doing. Sometimes it’s embarrassing, but most of the time it’s interesting what you think is going to happen.
But Kevin King is probably one of my favorite UW players ever, so it was enjoyable to look at this for me.