Kansas WR Nigel King declares for the NFL Draft


Kansas wide receiver Nigel King has announced that he will forgo his senior year and declare for the NFL Draft.  King originally attended Maryland and graduated as a redshirt sophomore, so he was able to transfer to Kansas and play immediately while pursuing a graduate degree.  After catching 44 passes for 575 yards and 5 touchdowns at Maryland, King caught 30 passes in his one season at Kansas for 537 yards and a touchdown.

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Listed 6’3″ 210lbs, King is hoping to get an invitation to attend the NFL Scouting Combine.  His speed will be a question mark, but he does have NFL size and has had a couple of spectacular catches in his collegiate career.  King may have to hope he gets picked on day three of the draft and could end up going undrafted hoping to make a team as a tryout player.

Kansas fired head coach Charlie Weis during the season and is in the process of changing of replacing staff, so King may have simply decided not to learn yet another collegiate offense and instead just try to get paid to learn another offense.  Additionally, the Jayhawks finished just 3-9, qualifying them for 9th in the Big XII conference, so another year of losing may not have been terribly appealing.