Mitch King Scouting Report

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Mitch King Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: Big10
School: Iowa Hawkeyes
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #47
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 280 lbs.

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.89

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Mitch King, DE, Iowa

Mitch King had a very productive career for the Hawkeyes. He was a part time starter during his first two seasons, and a full time starter for his last two years. His future in the NFL depends greatly on what position teams see him playing. He has good size for a left end in a 4-3 system, but lacks the speed off the edge that most teams are looking for. He has excellent speed for a pass rushing under tackle if a team is considering him there, but he's smaller than average at that position. Because he has such a strong lower body, he may be able to hold up as a 3-4 end if he can add a little weight.One thing a team will always get from King no matter where you line him up is a consistent effort. King averaged 57 tackles a year during his collegiate career. He also tallied 52.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, and broke up 12 passes at the line of scrimmage. King is the type of player that equals more on the field than the sum of his skills would indicate. He's a tough, emotional leader and would be a good fit for any of the more blue collar defensive units around the league. King is currently a third or fourth round prospect depending on what position teams like him best at. Mitch King participated in the 2009 Senior Bowl. More than anything, coaches at the game were impressed with King's tenacity. He plays all out, all the time, on every play. King recorded 4 tackles during the game and made a solid impression on the scouts in attendance. Mitch King ran a respectable 4.89 second 40 yard dash in Indianapolis and notched 23 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He ran position drills with the defensive linemen and looked solid, but didn't do anything in particular to really wow scouts. He is likely to be drafted in the late third or early fourth round this year. Mitch King ran another 4.89 second 40 yard dash at his Pro Day workout. He has solidified himself as a late third or early fourth round prospect.

Last Updated Apr-17-2009 by Randall Weida

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