The Cincinnati Bengals have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL because of their ability to scoop up talented, yet raw prospects and develop them into quality lineman eventually. The next player who could fall into that category could be rookie defensive end David King, who the team signed to their practice squad yesterday.
King, a 6-4, 285 lb DE out of Oklahoma, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2013 NFL Draft. He played in all four Eagles preseason games and was waived on Aug. 30. He has not previously been with an NFL team since being cut.
A second-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior, King appeared in 43 games with 21 starts for the Sooners as he recorded 70 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks in his career. He played both end and tackle along the defensive line. With the Bengals being so thin at DE, don’t be surprised if he gets called-up at some this year if the team feels he’s capable of playing.