Oakland Raiders Mock Draft, Part 1: Rounds 7-4
Nov 29, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; Fresno State Bulldogs wide receiver Davante Adams (15) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Jose State Spartans cornerback Akeem King (25) in the first quarter at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Round 5, Pick 140 Overall
Selection: Akeem King, S, San Jose State
After King turned some heads with a stellar Pro Day (he did not attend the NFL Scouting Combine or any regional combines), the Raiders management decided to invite him up to Alameda for a visit and private workout a couple of weeks ago, indicating some interest in the local safety prospect. At 6’1″ and 215, King played a lot of cornerback in college, but may be a better fit as a safety, where he has the range to play over the top and the frame to potentially play down in the box.
King runs a blazing 40 and has good coverage and ball skills despite his tightness, and would be a good addition to the Raiders safety corps. He also can contribute on special teams, which is a big bonus with late round players. Reggie McKenzie has had a lot of success with late round defensive back selections and likes to grab talented DB’s on the last day of the draft (TJ Carrie, Jonathan Dowling, Keith McGill). While King might be a bit of a reach at 140 overall, this might be where he fits on the Raider draft board.
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