Meet Falcons 7th round pick Akeem King

Falcons rookie Akeem King is one of the five rookies that have signed his contract with the team. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/

Akeem King, DB

Round: Seventh. College: San Jose State. Height: 6-0 1/8. Weight: 208.   Hometown: Nipomo, Calif. High School: Nipomo. Age: 22. Highlights: Was his team’s fourth-leading tackler with 71 stops (tops among defensive backs) with two pass breakups and 1.5 tackles for lost yardage while starting all 12 games at safety. Was a reserve over his first three seasons. As a high schooler, he also lettered in basketball and track and field, setting the school record with a time of 10.74 seconds in the 100-meter dash. Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at his Pro Day. Team officials say they’re going to look at King first as a cornerback.

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.