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D'Eriq King
Rating Yards TD
120.8 767 3
Team: Miami (FL) HurricanesHeight: 5-11 Born: N/A
Position: QBWeight: 195 Hometown: Manvel, Texas
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report

40 time: 4.47

Priority Free Agent

Snapshot: King started his career at Houston, working as a receiver and quarterback during his first couple of years. His production topped out in 2018 as he collected 50 total touchdowns while tearing up the American Athletic Conference with his arm and legs. He entered 2019 with a lot of draftnik buzz, but a slow start led to a redshirt and transfer to Miami. King put together a solid 2020 showing with the Hurricanes, but tore his ACL at the end of the year. He returned and played only three games before a shoulder injury led to missing the rest of his final season.

Strengths: A calm and natural thrower when working off platform. Can shift into a rare gear and peel away from linebackers in a foot race. Sturdier in the pocket than he looks. Can shrug off arm tackles and keep his balance. Tough player who won't back down when he's getting beaten up. Has the shake to get out of the pocket and extend plays with his feet. Decisive once he sees openings available. Vision and instincts as a runner are polished.

Weaknesses: He is one of the smallest quarterbacks to try to come into the league, and many teams will eye a position switch. King has some unnecessary extra snapback on his release that delays his process. More straight-line fast than elusive. Wonky throwing motion tends to pull passes downward. Below average velocity leads to floaters to the far side of the field. Has some baffling ball security problems.

Pro comparison: Skyler Howard, free agent -- King lacks the traits to be an NFL quarterback in most schemes and may need to convert back to receiver to make it in the NFL. If he can't stick in that role, he could intrigue Canadian Football League teams. He'll just need to prove capable from an arm strength standpoint.


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2016 Hou  10 2 3 66.7 20 6.7 1 0 1 7
2017 Hou  10 90 139 64.7 1260 9.1 7 2 9 38
2018 Hou  11 219 345 63.5 2982 8.6 36 6 14 82
2019 Hou  4 58 110 52.7 663 6.0 6 2 12 50
2020 Mia-Fl  11 211 329 64.1 2686 8.2 23 5 26 161
2021 Mia-Fl  3 81 122 66.4 767 6.3 3 4 9 49
Career   49 661 1048 63.1 8378 8.0 76 19 71 387

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 Hou  10 15 56 3.7 0 29 228 7.9 1
2017 Hou  10 72 379 5.3 8 29 264 9.1 2
2018 Hou  11 111 674 6.1 14 1 12 12.0 0
2019 Hou  4 55 312 5.7 6 0 0 - 0
2020 Mia-Fl  11 130 538 4.1 4 2 16 8.0 0
2021 Mia-Fl  3 40 96 2.4 0 0 0 - 0
Career   49 423 2055 4.9 32 61 520 8.5 3

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2020 Mia-Fl  11 0
Career   49 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2016 Hou  10 6 29 4.8 0 10 254 25.4 1
2017 Hou  10 0 0 - 0 1 6 6.0 0
Career   49 6 29 4.8 0 11 260 23.6 1

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/4/2021 Ala 23 30 179 76.7 1 2 29 9 10 1.1 0 11 0 0 - 0 -
9/11/2021 App 20 33 200 60.6 0 0 36 19 79 4.2 0 29 0 0 - 0 -
9/18/2021 MSU 38 59 388 64.4 2 2 28 12 7 0.6 0 10 0 0 - 0 -