Listed by NFL.com as a wide receiver, not a cornerback, ex-Nittany Lion Justin King showed his stuff in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis today. His official time of 4.31 was tops for wide receivers and tied for best among cornerbacks. Only East Carolina running back Chris Johnson recorded a better official time, 4.24.
His other top performance was in the broad jump, proving that like a true Penn Stater, Justin can jump broads. But seriously, though, King jumped 10’7″, good enough to tie for third among wide receivers.
“…proving that like a true Penn Stater, Justin can jump broads.”
where do you see king being drafted (round, team, etc.)?
The Nittany Turkey says
This year’s group of NFL cornerback aspirants is quite robust. Despite King’s performance in the 40 and his documented athleticism, after watching him this past season, one has to ask the question: Is he a football player? Right now, he’s a diamond in the rough, a project for an NFL secondary coach. My feeling is that given his experience on both sides of the ball coupled with his athletic skills, he’s a late second- or early third-round pick after the cherry-picking is done. I can’t speculate yet on which team might go for him, but I would bet that of the teams that need help in the secondary, New Orleans wouldn’t be one to choose another PSU CB, after Anwar Phillips couldn’t do any better than making the taxi squad there.