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2017 NFL mock draft: Dallas Cowboys select Kevin King

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The Dallas Cowboys bolster their secondary with the 28th overall pick.

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The Dallas Cowboys are on the clock and general manager Badger Nation 313 has made his selection. With the 28th overall pick, the Cowboys choose cornerback Kevin King out of Washington. Below is the explanation for the pick.

“The offseason has hit the Cowboys hard. Arguably no one has lost more in free agency than “America’s Team.” After losing both starting corners (Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr) and both starting safeties (Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox) to MONSTER size deals in the offseason, the board could not have fallen better for me and Jerry Jones. This is why I decided to run up to the podium and submit my pick for cornerback Kevin King out of Washington

The NFC East is peppered with top-flight receivers (Odell Beckham Jr., Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall) and young up and coming wideouts like Terrelle Pryor, Sterling Shepard and Jordan Matthews. Simply put: If you do not have your shutdown, put me on an island cornerback type talent, you will lose more games in this division than you will win.

Kevin King had some of the best tape and measurables from the combine, and I am shocked he is the fifth cornerback off the board!

His tape shows that he is tremendous in man coverage, has the size and strength to push receivers off their intended routes and close on the ball quickly as it is in the air. The other important thing to remember about King is that he has played every single position in the secondary over the last few seasons. He provides versatility, and if you look back to previous drafts, the Cowboys value that just as much as anyone in the league. King is coming off a remarkable senior season with the Huskies and is sure to be an elite level cornerback throughout his NFL career.”

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