Broncos Scouting Combine 2022: First Day Impressions
2. D’Eriq King is better than some people think
This might be one of the bolder observations, but D’Eriq King put on a show early on.
During the tight end drills, a select handful of quarterbacks threw during the drills. King just happened to be one of them.
After completing drills that lasted about 45 minutes, King presented some throws that found their way through narrow pockets. His over-the-shoulder throws, in particular, were boldly impressive.
It also seemed like King’s presence helped elevate the game of some of the tight ends on the field. Guys such as Cole Turner and Greg Dulcich performed much better in flat with King under center as opposed to the other quarterbacks available.
King still has a long way to go. After a gruesome shoulder injury that ended his season, he walked away in his final season posted a completion percentage over 66 percent and a 120.8 rating. King only started in three games for the Hurricanes.
This could be one pick to keep your eyes on during day three of the draft. While D’Eriq may not provide the biggest talent now, this could be a long-term project a franchise uses their pick on.