The Iowa Hawkeyes had a terrific season this year as they finished the season at 12-2, won the Big Ten West division championship, and played in their first Rose Bowl in 25 years. Now, they didn’t win the conference or their bowl game, but they still had a successful season regardless.
Their biggest reason they were so successful was because of their dominant defensive play in the Big Ten. Cornerback Desmond King was a big part of that and it looks like the team will get him back for one more year as it has been reported he will be returning for his senior season.
“We have unfinished business,” Yvette Powell told The Daily Iowan‘s Danny Payne on Monday. “…He didn’t want to leave C.J. [Beathard] like that. We talked to C.J. and he was happy. I told him it’s time for you guys to lead your team and to see them on graduation day. “That’s a beautiful thing. They want to stick together, that’s what it’s all about.”
King was one of the top ranked cornerbacks for 2016 NFL Draft, but was only graded as an early second-round guy. If he returns and has another great year, he should be one of the top players at the position again and should be a first round guy as well.
This season, King 67 tackles, 12 pass deflections, and tied a school record with eight interceptions.
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