by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
February 2005
Tyler King   DE   Connecticut
Strengths

Tyler has very good size, speed and burst off the line for his position. He shows leadership qualities and is a player that, before he got injured, was considered a first day draft choice. He is strong at the point of attack and has a lot of upside in his pass rush game. He battles to turn the corner when pass rushing and as soon as he learns the intricacies of his position, he will become an impact player and a core player for his team.

 

Needs to Improve

Tyler is a little stiff in the hips, so he has the normal change of direction limitations that go along with that. He is just a tadpole right now with his pass rush techniques.

 

Talent Board Round  4
Tyler has the talent to be a pretty good DE that will have to be accounted for in other teamsí game plans. He will be an every down DE, strong against the run and the pass. If you make a mistake, he will make you pay for it. Right now, Tyler is injured and will drop in this draft; however, I bet in the future, he makes a lot of teams pay for that also. He has the same amount of talent as Bill Swancutt, but Tyler is a little bit bigger and a little better against the run. If Tylerís injury has been checked out and there are no problems, I would still pick him in the first day and do you know why? In my opinion, he is going to get bigger, faster, stronger and better. Isnít that what the draft is all about?