The Denver Broncos drafted their second offensive skill position player of the draft Saturday, selecting WR Tavarres King from Georgia with the 161st overall selection (5th round).
King (6-0, 189) had a productive career for the Bulldogs (he spent five seasons there) and is a vertical threat, averaging 19.1 yards per reception with 136 catches. While the Broncos already have perhaps the most dangerous passing attack in the NFL, King can provide a deep ball element possibly from Day One.
King finished his career at Georgia with 136 catches for 2,602 yards and 21 TDs.— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) April 27, 2013
Tavarres King had fantastic vertical numbers last year. Denver's offense is downright scary.— KC Joyner (@KCJoynerTFS) April 27, 2013
King has a knack for getting behind college secondaries -- even talented cornerbacks like LSU's Morris Claiborne, where King was one of the only players to find success vertically. He ran a 4.47 40-time, but his hands and routes are inconsistent. Even so, King has the potential to be the weapon for the Broncos down the line.