9. J.D. King, Running Back
High School: Fitzgerald
Hometown: Fitzgerald, GA
247Sports Composite Rating: three-star
King committed to Oklahoma State on May 5,2016. He received offers from 14 schools including Georgia, South Carolina, and Minnesota. Furthermore, he will be the fourth player on the Cowboys roster from Georgia, and the second running back. Star running back Chris Carson is other.
According to 247Sports Composite Rankings, King is the 49th best running back nationally, and 85th best player from Georgia.
Great size and strength really define King’s game. He is a bruising running back. Former Oklahoma State running back Desmond Roland is a good comparison.
King has the ability to run through tackles and shake off defenders. He could fit the role of a third down/goal line back with blocking ability. His versatility makes him a good fit for the Cowboys diamond formation in the red zone.
A brutal stiff arm adds to the many reasons why defenders do not want to tackle him.
King has the ability to get to the outside off his first cut, which is surprising because he is known as a bruiser. He doesn’t have great breakaway speed. But, he’s got a lot of what you want out of a running back.
With Oklahoma State’s improving offensive line and running game, King could be a name to watch in the coming years.