Tavarres King WR Georgia #12
Size/Athleticism: Adequate height, but he’s skinny and struggles with more physical defensive backs. Good straight-line speed, but not exceptionally elusive. Used on a lot of screens, and he can pick up chunks of yardage, but he doesn’t make a lot of guys miss.
Separation Skills: A true deep threat. He has the straight-line speed to get over the top of the defense and often requires the attention of a safety. Does have a ton of experience with a wide range of routes. He ran a ton of screens and go routes but will only be marginally effective with either route at the next level. He’ll need to expand his ability to run the route tree before he is an effective NFL receiver.
Ball Skills: Reliable hands when he’s open. Struggles to battle for jump balls. Lack of height and size hinders his ability to go up and fight with defensive backs for the contested balls. Does a nice job tracking the deep ball and can adjust as necessary.
Intangibles: Two-year starter and saw fairly significant playing time during all four years. Excelled in the classroom at Georgia and won some academic awards.
Durability: No know issues, but his slight frame does raise concerns about his ability to hold up at the next level.
Comments: King has the skills to be a role player at the next level. He will be most effective lining up on the outside due to his slight frame, but probably doesn’t have the well-rounded game to ever be considered a starter – especially early in his career. He will need to develop his route running ability before he’s ready for an expanded role in the NFL.