Former University of Georgia running back Caleb King has decided to turn pro, joining former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor as the lone players eligible for the 2011 supplemental draft.
King’s entry may have added action to a draft that typically generates little fanfare, but it won’t be met with much excitement in the NFL scouting community.
PFT has learned that King received a 1.60 grade from the popular NFL scouting service BLESTO. The 1.60 translates to a sixth-round grade.
PFT has also learned that King received a 4.9 grade from National Scouting, the most commonly used scouting service among NFL teams. A 4.9 equates to a priority undrafted free agent.
King was measured on campus as a junior and goes 5-foot-10 3/4 and 215 pounds, so he does have NFL-caliber size. National Scouting estimates that King runs a 4.6-flat forty time.
Keep in mind that these grades only reflect on-field performance. King had several off-field issues at Georgia, which could lower the grades even further after teams do their full evaluations.
Talented running backs that went undrafted in April like Darren Evans, Noel Devine, Graig Cooper, and John Clay could pose the biggest obstacle to King’s chances of being selected in the supplemental draft. Signing one of those backs would not cost NFL teams a future draft pick. Picking King will.