Desmond King Could Be Interesting Addition for Packers
One of the things that I try my best at doing is not being the guy that says ‘Packers need to trade for player x, y, and z. It is good for clicks to keep pumping out different potential guys that the Packers could trade for. Usually, when I write these types of things, I believe that this guy can be a player with the Packers and that he can be had for a decently cheap price. Insert Desmond King of the Los Angeles Chargers. He can be had for a cheap price and could improve the Packers at the slot corner.
King is available in trades. The team signed Chris Harris Jr. this offseason who is an elite slot corner and taking over King’s job. It is not like the Iowa product is a slouch though. King allows passes to be caught against him, but there are no yards after the catch happening. It is a unique style that doesn’t have a comparison. But it’s not a bad thing. As much as you like corners to not allow any passes, they’re going to happen, and if teams are settling for underneath stuff versus over the top that will usually yield good results.
The other thing to like about him is he can return kicks and punts. Now, Green Bay has Tyler Ervin, so it’s not a true need, but King could add some competition for the running back. Or he serves as a worthwhile backup to Ervin. Right now if Ervin were to get hurt, Green Bay is back to pre-Ervin days where they’re in a bad spot.
What’s the price for King? Well, he is in a contract year. Therefore, it will probably only cost a fourth or fifth-round pick at most. It could give Green Bay a future option at the slot corner position. If they decide to let King walk, it could lead to a 2022 compensation pick which is also attractive. There is an alternate version of this where the team either drafts a slot corner or brings back Tramon Williams for another year. That is likely what will happen but considering King instead is a worthwhile practice.
We’ll see if Green Bay makes a call to add another King to their secondary.