Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Combine Coverage: Hogmollies pt. 2

King the Rhinoceros

Mitch King: King measured in at 6'1 1/2 and 280 pounds. He didn't have a particularly good combine. As an undersized DT, King already is under scrutiny for being a "tweener." He put up only 23 reps in the bench press (225 lbs.), least among defensive tackles. While bench press is a slightly arbitrary measure of strength, the fact that King did the least is not a good sign, even if it is a bit meaningless. Those of us who watched King throughout his career at Iowa wouldn't questions his overall strength as garnered numerous double teams and abused the guards and centers across from him.

However, King ran the fastest 40 time of all defensive tackles at 4.89, so a move to linebacker isn't completely out of the question. Especially since he was an all-state selection at that position in high school. How the team that eventually drafts him will use him is an interesting storyline to watch.

Regardless, Mitch King is exactly the type of player I would want in my locker room, no matter how much he actually contributes on the field.

Stats courtesy of Football's Future.

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