Falcons pick San Jose State cornerback King in 7th round

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have selected San Jose State cornerback Akeem King in the seventh round of the NFL draft.

King was the fourth defensive player chosen by the Falcons, who took pass rusher Vic Beasley No. 8 overall, cornerback Jalen Collins in the second round and nose tackle Grady Jarrett in the fifth.

King emerged in San Jose State's scheme last year after spending his junior year as a reserve. He started 12 games last season, finishing with 71 tackles and two pass breakups.


AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent NFL stories

Related topics

NFLNational Sports
The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast