Former Iowa DB Desmond King calls out people who doubted his NFL ability

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Desmond King had a solid rookie season in the NFL — especially when you consider where he was picked in last year’s draft.

The former Iowa cornerback went in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, and he was the 34th cornerback picked. King made major contributions for the Chargers in his first season. He had 61 tackles, four sacks, an interception he returned for a 90-yard touchdown and he also returned punts while playing in all 16 games.

But King has not forgotten the people who doubted him as he made the jump to the pros.

Monday night, King re-tweeted a post from Pro Football Focus that pointed out how good he was against the run as a slot cornerback in 2017.

King (listed at 5-foot-10, 200 pounds on his official Chargers bio) added a comment, saying “but they said I’m too small.”

King was a standout for four years at Iowa. He had 14 interceptions as a Hawkeye and won the Jim Thorpe Award in 2015.

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