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2015 NFL DRAFT

Tavarres King, WR

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Mount Airy, GA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 189 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
165195
LATEST NEWS
03/28/2013 - 2013 Georgia Pro Day: Representatives from all 32 NFL teams gathered at Georgia's pro day on Thursday for a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in approximately 40-degree temperatures. Tavarres King, WR (6-0 7/8, 191) - King opted to stand on his combine numbers and only did position drills at Georgia's pro day. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

01/21/2013 - 2013 Senior Bowl: King stands out among "strong" South receivers...King, who measured in at 6-0, 192 pounds during the Senior Bowl weigh-in Monday morning, showed the stop-start-go elusiveness to consistently make defenders miss and enough straight-line speed to beat them over the top. His fluidity during drills early in practice was also impressive, as he showed the foot quickness and balance to chop his feet and turn quickly. He was also the best at getting off press coverage, something that many of the South receivers struggled to do.

King was among a handful of South receivers who consistently got open and made big plays for the team's three quarterbacks -- Arkansas' Tyler Wilson, Florida State's EJ Manuel and Oklahoma's Landry Jones -- when they could get them the ball.

As if often the case in all-star games, the quarterbacks and receivers struggled, at times, to find any kind of rhythm. Some of this was due to good pressure supplied by the South's defensive linemen. BYU's Ezekial Ansah and Clemson's Malliciah Goodman each forced the quarterbacks to step up into the pocket on multiple occasions, ruining any sense of timing in the passing game. Ansah also knocked down at least one pass and forced Manuel to significantly adjust his throwing motion on another. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/21/2013 - 2013 Senior Bowl: King stands out among "strong" South receivers...For one day at least, Georgia wideout Tavarres King played up to his surname, repeatedly making big plays to stand out among a talented group of receivers for the South Team during Monday's initial Senior Bowl practice. King, ranked by NFLDraftScout.com as a fifth round prospect and given third day grades from scouts from three different teams I spoke to following practice, demonstrated great lateral agility, acceleration and generally reliable hands. He did allow one pass to slip through his hands -- but that was conveniently snatched up by Louisiana Tech's Quinton Patton, who also enjoyed an impressive first day.

Talent evaluators weren't the only ones impressed. Detroit Lions wide receiver coach Tim Lappano, who led the receiver drills, pushed his new pupils but was impressed by their effort and talent afterwards. "They [South's receivers] are a strong group," Lappano said. "We worked them hard, very hard. We wanted to run them through a fast tempo. They showed great effort and are an athletic bunch with size." - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/01/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Tavarres King has a team-high 846 yards with eight TDs. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior has been a consistent deep threat for Georgia throughout his career. - The Sports Xchange

12/14/2012 - The most notable all-star game for many players is the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., where many NFL scouts and coaches will be to evaluate players' draft prospects. Bulldogs headed to Mobile are nose guard John Jenkins, safeties Bacarri Rambo and Shawn Williams and receiver Tavarres King. The Senior Bowl takes place on Jan. 26 and will be televised by the NFL Network.

They aren't the only members of Georgia's stacked defense who will get to showcase their talents. Cornerbacks Sanders Commings and Branden Smith will play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla.; linebacker Cornelius Washington and defensive end Abry Jones will play in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star game on Jan. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.; linebacker Mike Gilliard and running back Richard Samuel have been selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 19 in Carson, Calif,; and linebacker Christian Robinson will play in the Raycom Bowl on Jan. 19 in Montgomery, Ala. - Kevin Jeffers, SB Nation Atlanta

10/22/2012 - As Aaron Murray was told about his record-breaking numbers, the only ones that mattered to him Saturday night were on the scoreboard. Georgia 29, Kentucky 24. Murray threw four touchdown passes to become the Georgia's career leader, with the first three crucial in rallying the No. 13 Bulldogs from deficits three times. The junior finished 30 of 38 for 427 yards. Most importantly, Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC) stayed within reach of East-leading Florida entering next week's showdown against the Gators (7-0, 6-0) in Jacksonville, Fla. "I wasn't told about the record until after game, and that's something I wasn't even worried about," Murray said. "My focus is on making corrections to get ready to go for next week." Two of Murray's scores were to Tavarres King, who had nine receptions for 188 yards -- including a 66-yard TD. Malcolm Mitchell had nine catches for 103 yards. Arthur Lynch and Chris Conley also caught TDs for the Bulldogs, and Todd Gurley added 47 rushing yards on 12 carries. Georgia outgained Kentucky 504-329, but the heavily favored Bulldogs weren't as dominant as they were expected to be. They allowed 206 rushing yards to the Wildcats, 100 yards above their average coming in. - AP Sports

09/08/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Tavarres King has emerged as QB Aaron Murray's top receiving target, finishing with six catches for 117 yards and a touchdown in Georgia's season-opening win over Buffalo. The Bulldogs will need more big plays from King this week. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2012 - GEORGIA BREAKOUT STAR: WR Tavarres King - With Malcolm Mitchell switched to CB and TE Orson Charles gone for the NFL draft, King will have a chance to emerge as the top receiver in the passing game. King showed flashes of his big play ability by finishing with 205 yards receiving (including an 80-yard TD catch) against Michigan State in the Outback Bowl. QUOTE TO NOTE: "We have a great opportunity in front of us. And you know, we're embracing it," Georgia senior wide receiver Tavarres King, on the chance for the Bulldogs to repeat as SEC East champions. - The Sports Xchange

08/10/2012 - Senior WR Tavarres King said summer voluntary workouts have gone well for the Bulldogs and that Georgia players are eager to get onto the practice field. "We've been getting after it this summer," King said. "Guys have been participating in drills and workouts. We've had pretty much perfect attendance all summer. Everybody's eager to get back on the field and tackle this thing." - The Sports Xchange

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): WR Tavarres King (24), Georgia, Sr., has been selected third team All-SEC for the 2012 college football season as selected by the SEC media. - Georgia football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Keenan Davis, Iowa, has been selected to the Preseason Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to America's top college football wide receiver by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. Davis, a senior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, started at wide receiver in all 12 games he played a year ago. He recorded 50 receptions for 713 yards and four touchdowns. Davis (6-foot-3, 215) ranked eighth in the Big Ten in receptions per game (4.2) and ninth in receiving yards per contest (59.4). Earlier this summer, he was named to the Blue Ribbon Preseason All-Conference Team and to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Wide Receiver Trophy Watch List. - Iowa football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BILETNIKOFF AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Tavarres King, Georgia, has been selected to the Preseason Biletnikoff Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to America's top college football wide receiver by The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc. King, a native of Mount Airy, Ga., posted team highs in receptions (47), yards (705) and touchdowns (eight) during the 2011 season. Starting 13 of 14 games, King highlighted last year by registering a school record 205 yards receiving, including an 80-yard scoring catch, versus No. 12 Michigan State in the 2012 Outback Bowl. King finished eighth in the SEC in both receiving yards per game (50.4) and receptions per game (3.4). - Georgia football

 
LATEST NEWS
03/28/2013 - 2013 Georgia Pro Day: Representatives from all 32 NFL teams gathered at Georgia's pro day on Thursday for a workout held outdoors on FieldTurf in approximately 40-degree temperatures. Tavarres King, WR (6-0 7/8, 191) - King opted to stand on his combine numbers and only did position drills at Georgia's pro day. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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