Four years ago, we ranked the top twenty-five Virginia Tech athletes playing professional. The list featured then Denver Broncos receiver Eddie Royal at the top of the list and included anyone from Brandon Flowers to Joe Saunders to Ace Custis. Today, we update the list with plenty of changes. [details]
Pros: King is an agile prospect who is a two-sport athlete, having also played on the basketball team. He shows sure, soft hands as a receiver with the quick release in the underneath patterns to be a valuable weapon. He has fine body control to adjust to the ball. He uses his good leaping ability and understanding of coverage to get into the deep seam and make big plays. He is especially dangerous in the shorter routes where his agility and body control allow him to create matchup problems and win jump balls. As a blocker, he gets good movement, using fine technique and functional strength. Cons: Wasn't fully utilized as a receiver in Virginia Tech offense. Has shown some power, but lacks speed to be a threat down the field or to make defenders miss after the catch. Numbers: King scored 12 touchdowns on only 58 career receptions. In the '05 season, he caught 26 passes for 292 yards and six touchdowns. As a junior, he caught 25 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns. At the combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.83 seconds with a 32½" vertical jump and a 9'1" broad jump. He did 21 reps in the 225-pound bench press.