Draft Profile: BioKalen King from Cass Technical High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, King opted to join Penn State after being heavily recruited.
In 2021 as a freshman King saw action in 12 games and played a total of 279 snaps at cornerback for the Nittany Lions. He recorded 21 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 9 stops. In coverage King notched up 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 92.1.
As a sophomore in 2022 he played in 12 games and logged 498 snaps for the Nittany Lions. He made 24 tackles, 9 assists, and had 9 stops. In coverage he totaled 9 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 59.3.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Shows the click-and-close ability to backpedal and the ball skills to make plays. King has loose hips to go along with good top-end speed, and King can flip around to turn and run in coverage.
- Has a nice blend of length, speed, and quickness. He’s at his best mirroring routes underneath, showing fluid movement skills and the ability to change directions on a dime.
- Generally adept at reading routes and anticipating throws, but may need more consistency when facing the action in zone coverage.
- He’ll line up in press at times, where he has a quick and powerful punch. His ball skills are good, and he plays with an extremely confident and competitive demeanor.
- Explodes out of his backpedal and has the hands and coordination to force interceptions.
- Tracks the ball well and has the natural ball skills for forcing turnovers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Gave up far too many big plays in college, especially concerning since King has recovery speed to make up for missteps.
- Lacks a physical element to his game, and he doesn’t have a frame that can carry a lot of weight. He’ll get outmuscled at the top of routes by bigger receivers.
- He’ll draw plenty of flags early on with his playing style. Needs to improve his reaction time and decisiveness in zone coverage.
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