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Ty Anania’s Seven Round Mock Draft 2.0

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Mar 28, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton at the NFL Annual Meetings at the Biltmore Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 28, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton at the NFL Annual Meetings at the Biltmore Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 19, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Kevin King (20) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver N’Keal Harry (1) during the second quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 19, 2016; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Kevin King (20) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona State Sun Devils wide receiver N’Keal Harry (1) during the second quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports /

Kevin King, CB

God, the cornerbacks this year are all over the boards. Some have Quincy Wilson as the CB1. Others don’t have him in the first round. Some have Tre’Davious White as CB1. In my mind, and it seems in most minds, the best cornerback prospect in the draft is Marshon Lattimore. Other popular names are Gereon Conley and Marlon Humphrey.

Any of these might be the Saints’ guy at 32, if they fall. But if they don’t the Saints could look at Washington’s Kevin King.

King is a popular mock to the Saints because his height and profile fits the type of CB you need in the NFC South. He’s tall. He’s long. Against the likes of Julio Jones, Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin, King’s profile would be a huge asset.

King is shooting up draft boards after a very strong combine. His college production was solid, but at the combine his movement skills and body stood out among a deep CB class.

King is by no means a project player. He could come in and compete right away for a starting spot. There may be some more technically-sound prospects behind or around King, but none with his potential. And considering the questionable but deep position group the Saints already have at cornerback, they can afford King a few games to get the NFL speed under his belt.

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