Tavarres King, WR, Georgia Bulldogs: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

November 17, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Tavarres King (12) catches a touchdown pass behind Georgia Southern Eagles defensive back Tay Hicklin (14) during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Georgia Southern 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Height:  6’1″

Weight:  189 pounds

Drafted By: Denver Broncos (5th round, 161st overall)

40 Yard Dash:  4.40

Bench Press:  11 reps

Vertical Jump:  36.5″

Broad Jump:  10’3″

Career Stats

SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2012 39 846 21.7 66 8 0 0 0.0 0 0
2011 47 705 15.0 80 8 2 5 2.5 3 0
2010 27 504 18.7 63 3 0 0 0.0 0 0
2009 18 377 20.9 50 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
2008 2 66 33.0 41 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

 

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Over the last four years, King has become one of the best big play threats in the SEC but hasn’t put it together for one dominant season yet. Georgia has one of the best quarterback prospects in the country in Aaron Murray, so King has a real shot of being a big time performer. He has averaged 20.9, 18.7, and 15.0 yards per reception in the last three seasons, but really broke out in 2011 with 47 receptions for 705 yards and eight touchdowns. Despite losing to Michigan State in the Outback bowl, King blew up with six receptions for 205 yards and a touchdown, averaging over 30 yards per reception. Michigan State’s defense wasn’t exactly a slouch in 2011, so that kind of performance is going to turn heads. King has good speed and is one of the top senior wide receiver prospects available. He has a rare ability to stretch defense, and while his overall game needs refinement, I think he can be a mid-round pick who can give a team another downfield threat with big play ability and a ton of speed.

Career Highlights via Georgia athletics site

2012:
Appeared in 14 games making 12 starts and led the team with 950 receiving yards, which ranks fourth all-time at UGA in a single season.
Elected as one of the team’s offensive captains.
Had three catches for 104 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown catch vs. No. 16 Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl.
Led the team with five catches for a game-high 142 yards vs. No. 2 Alabama, which moved him to fourth on the all-time UGA career receiving yards list.
Had three catches for 61 yards, including a 43-yard TD catch, vs. Georgia Southern.
Led the team with 73 receiving yards on three catches, inluding a 55-yard TD strike at Auburn.
Had a career-high nine catches for a game-high 188 yards and tied his career high with two TDs at Kentucky and was named CFPA National Wide Receiver of the Week.
Caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown vs. Vanderbilt.
Caught two passes for 41 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown catch, at Missouri.
Led the team with a then-career-high-tying six catches for 117 yards and a touchdown vs. Buffalo, including a 63-yard TD catch.
Named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-SEC Second Team, Biletnikoff Award Watch List and CFPA Offensive Awards Watch List.
Named to Preseason Media Days All-SEC Third Team.
Earned degree in social studies education in May.
Recipient of the Leon Farmer Athletic Scholarship and the Mobley Family Football Scholarship.

2011:
Appeared in 14 games making 13 starts catching a team-best 47 passes for 705 yards and a team-best eight TDs.
Ranked eighth in the SEC in receptions per game (3.4) and receiving yards per game (50.4)
Led team with a school and bowl record 205 receiving yards on six catches vs. No. 12 Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.
Four receptions for 54 yards and a TD at No. 21 Georgia Tech.
Caught three passes for 43 yards and a TD vs. No. 24 Auburn.
Led team with 44 yards receiving and caught a TD pass on three receptions vs. Florida.
Caught five passes for 57 yards and a TD at Vanderbilt.
Hauled in six receptions for 65 yards and two TDs vs. Coastal Carolina.
Caught two passes for 40 yards and a TD and also caught a two-point conversion vs. No. 12 South Carolina
Selected to watch list for Fred Biletnikoff Award.
Named preseason All-SEC Second Team by Lindy’s, Third Team by Athlon Sports and Fourth Team by Phil Steele.
Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction for fall semester.
Recipient of the Leon Farmer Athletic Scholarship.

2010:
Appeared in 12 games making five starts catching 27 passes for 504 yards and three TDs.
Three receptions for 104 yards including a 63-yard TD vs. Florida.
Tied career-best four receptions for 70 yards vs. Vanderbilt.
Caught two passes for 79 yards including a 40-yard TD at Mississippi State
Had 91 receiving yards and a TD on four catches vs. No. 12 Arkansas.
Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll distinction for spring semester.

2009:
Earned one of team’s Newcomer of the Year awards for offense.
Appeared in 12 games with nine starts making 18 receptions for 377 yards and a TD.
Posted a career-best and team-high 109 receiving yards on three receptions vs. Kentucky.
Caught two passes for 64 yards including a 50-yard TD reception, the first of his career, vs. Arkansas.
Recipient of Jack Davis Honorary Football Scholarship.
2008: Appeared in four games catching two passes for 66 yards before redshirting.
Made Bulldog debut vs. Georgia Southern.
Named to Director’s Honor Roll for fall 2008 semester.
Graduated early and enrolled at Georgia in January.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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