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  • September 30, 2019
    The life of a NFL general manager is one that few could truly
    handle. Not only do they have to look at the team’s
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    , but they also must scout players, look at expiring
    contracts, build for the present and also prepare for the future. However, the
    biggest knock most GM’s get is on their draft selections. That’s where most of
    the fanbases complain about the way a team is run. While everyone hopes their
    first-round draft pick is a slam dunk, not every superstar college player is
    going to live up to his draft hype. According to a study, 48% of players in the
    NFL are first round draft picks. Rightfully so as their contributions at the
    collegiate level have made them more NFL ready. Still, 52% of players in the
    league were drafted after Commissioner Roger Goodell relinquished his rights to
    call a player’s name and welcome them to the NFL family. It’s the day two and
    three selections that genuinely show a GM’s worth. As for Los Angeles Chargers
    general manager Tom Telesco, he can smile and sit back knowing that a former
    fifth-round pick has been nothing short perfect in his second season with the
    Bolts. Once again, cornerback Desmond King has outplayed his fifth-round draft
    status during the team’s 25-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The former
    Iowa cornerback was considered in college as one of the better pure cover
    cornerbacks in college and had elite level tracking skills in the air.
    Collecting 14 career interceptions, including eight in one season, the Jim
    Thorpe award winner was destined to make an impact in the NFL right away. But
    his 5-10 frame was considered too small from the NFL as an outside
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    , dropping his stock to a second-round grade. His slower
    40-yard time moved him down to a third-round pickup. His 11 pass interference
    calls made his worth fall to day 3. All and all, no matter how talented King was
    in college, many considered him to be limited at the next level. 150. A number
    that will stick with King forever.150 names were called before Telesco finally
    picked up the phone and welcomed King to the Chargers family. 150 players were
    given an opportunity to make their NFL dreams a reality before King’s production
    was finally noticed. 150 players were destined to make more money off their
    rookie contract than a player who was a standout for the Hawkeye defense. A
    team’s approach the midway point of their season, how many are probably
    regretting passing on King through those 150 player’s second season? On Sunday
    against Seattle, King once again showed his worth as the primary slot cornerback
    for the Bolts defense. Collecting three total tackles along with one pass
    breakup, the former Hawkeye defender excelled against Seattle’s receiving corp
    in man coverage. Then came the fourth quarter when King put the Chargers on his
    back to silence Seattle’s offense, along with the crowd. In a cover 3 look, King
    shifted over the flats and cut off a pass intended for wide receiver David Moore
    from Russell Wilson. From there, it was a foot race to the end zone against the
    former Big-10 quarterback. King won the 42-yard dash, sealing the victory for
    the Bolts and giving the AFC something to cheer about. The Chargers victory
    would mark the first time an AFC team had won at Century Link Field since
    2011.For the season, King has now collected 27 total
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    , six pass deflections and three interceptions. His 75
    yards on interceptions return rank 7th among all active defenders. While King is
    likely limited to the slot, the cornerback is having a Pro Bowl caliber season
    out at Stub Hub Stadium. Leading his team in interceptions, King has been
    consistent in man zone coverage and helped eliminate throws across the middle of
    the field. According to Pro Football Focus, King has been one of the best slot
    cornerbacks in the league this season against the run. Collecting 13 stops
    against the run, King ranks third among all graded slot cornerbacks. He
    currently holds a grade of 92.1 on defensive metrics.With the NFL turning into a
    pass-happy league, slot cornerbacks are becoming a higher commodity during NFL
    draft season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw that problem and drafted North
    Carolina’s M.J. Stewart to play that role with the 53rd pick in April’s draft.
    Thanks to players like King and his early success, height-challenged players
    will no longer fall to day 3 and be considered depth pieces. While they may be
    limited to their role in a defensive scheme, their contributions could help make
    or break a team when games come down to the wire. It’s easy to look at Telesco’s
    track record and criticize his draft skills. With the likes of D.J. Fluker and
    the oft-injured Jason Verrett hanging over his head, many would consider Telesco
    a below average GM. But in recent year’s, it seems he could be trending upward
    thanks to his mid-round picks. With the likes of Denzel Perryman, Keenan Allen
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    , Telesco has shown the ability to draft solid
    contributors to the Bolts franchise now and moving forward. King, however, might
    be the crowning jewel of Telesco’s six-year career in Los Angeles. In a way,
    Chargers fans might need to thank Telesco for finding one of the top secondary
    players in the league this season. Well, him and 31 other scouting departments.
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    show)Mock drafts are rarely accurate, but they do help provide an insight as to
    what kind of players will be available at each of the Chargers’ selections, as
    well as how the team can find ways to fill needs at different draft ranges
    depending on what was chosen before them. We did 25 mock drafts, five per format
    and five rounds each. Here’s what happened:Extra Points: AAF, Dundon, Lock,
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    Angeles and meet with the Chargers tomorrow. The Chargers sniffed around the top
    quarterbacks in last year’s class and are doing the same thing with this
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    , even though Philip Rivers just had his best season in
    years. If you believe the current reporting, the Chargers would likely have to
    trade up in the draft if they wanted to get Luck [sic].Draft Analysts Share Best
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    anyone who likes scouting, or likes to watch these players, to go watch him
    against [defensive lineman] Quinnen Williams in that Alabama-Arkansas game this
    past season,” Renner said. “He did better than any offensive lineman I saw this
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