A pair of Iowa players took the next step for their NFL futures just a few hours after their Hawkeyes careers came to an end.
Senior cornerback Desmond King signed with famous sports agent Drew Rosenhaus and his company Rosenhaus Sports Representation (RSR) on Monday night. Senior Iowa defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson agreed to sign with the agency Sportstars for representation in the upcoming draft.
Congrats to the great Desmond King II on joining the RSR family!! pic.twitter.com/wNAKNtW19T
— Drew Rosenhaus (@RosenhausSports) January 3, 2017
King finished his Iowa career with 14 interceptions and is widely considered to be one of the top defenders in the draft. He is rated as the 4th-best CB and No. 25 player in the draft class by CBS Sports.
Johnson, meanwhile, is projected as a second-round pick by CBS Sports. The outlet tabbed the 6-foot-3, 310-pound tackle as the 5th-best player at his position and No. 53 player in the entire draft.
Johnson is the latest NFL-bound Hawkeyes player to sign with Sportstars. Former Iowa players Mike Daniels, Carl Davis and Christian Kirksey all signed with Sportstars prior to the their drafts.
“They represent a lot of good guys who went to Iowa that (are) in the league, too,” Johnson told Landof10’s Scott Dochterman of his decision. “That’s definitely a plus, too.”