Green Bay Packers: Player projections for the 2019 season

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Prove it year – Kevin King

When I say “prove it year” I mean it’s now or never for Kevin King. At this point to Green Bay Packers fans, King is the player that former General Manager Ted Thompson traded down for instead of selecting T.J. Watt now of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

As I mentioned on the previous slide, we saw King improve when he was on the field in 2018 and the combination of him and Jaire Alexander, along with Josh Jackson has the all the makings of being a top-tier secondary in this league for years to come.

However, when it comes to football, your best ability is your availability and we haven’t consistently seen that from King yet. Over his first two NFL seasons, he has played in only 15 games and has missed the other 17 because of injuries.

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This third season is really going to be a prove it year for King. If he can stay on the field and continue to improve as he has already shown that he can, Green Bay will have a lot more confidence in where they stand at cornerback heading into the 2020 offseason. But if things continue down the same path, the Packers will need to strongly consider finding his replacement.