|No. 20 – New Orleans Saints|
|Born:||February 8, 1993|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||H.D. Woodson|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0 in
|30 1⁄2 in
|4.43 s||1.53 s||2.57 s||4.30 s||6.81 s||36 1⁄2 in
|9 ft 11 in
|All values from NFL Combine/Colorado's Pro Day|
Throughout training camp, he competed for a roster spot against De'Vante Harris, Brandon Dixon, Brian Dixon, Damian Swann, Tony Carter, and Jimmy Pruitt. Crawley made a strong case for a spot on the active roster after turning in multiple impressive performances in practice while taking first team reps at outside cornerback while Keenan Lewis, Delvin Breaux, and Damian Swann were sidelined with injuries. After the release of Keenan Lewis, head coach Sean Payton named Crawley the third cornerback on the depth chart behind starters Delvin Breaux and P. J. Williams.
He made his professional regular season debut in the New Orleans Saints' season-opener against the Oakland Raiders and recorded four solo tackles during their 35–34 loss. The following week, Crawley collected six combined tackles, deflected a pass, and forced the first fumble of his career as the Saints lost 16–13 at the New York Giants. During the first quarter, De'Vante Harris recovered the fumble after Crawley caused a fumble while tackling Giants' receiver Victor Cruz with teammate Jairus Byrd. On September 26, 2016, Crawley made his first career start after P. J. Williams was placed on injured reserve after suffering a serious concussion the week before. Crawley finished the Saints' 45–32 loss against the Atlanta Falcons with four solo tackles and two pass deflections. In Week 4, he made a season-high seven combined tackles and a pass deflection during their 35–34 win at the San Diego Chargers. Prior to Week 9, Crawley was demoted to a reserve role behind Sterling Moore and B. W. Webb. On December 28, 2016, Crawley suffered a dislocated knee in practice and was ruled inactive for the Saints' Week 17 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Williams finished his rookie season with 43 combined tackles (40 solo), eight pass deflections, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in 15 games and five starts.
Crawley entered training camp competing for the job as the third cornerback on the depth chart against Sterling Moore and rookie Marshon Lattimore. Head coach Sean Payton named Crawley the starting cornerback alongside P. J. Williams after Delvin Breaux suffered a fractured fibula.
|Ken Crawley leaps for an early interception|
Crawley was inactive for the first two games (Weeks 1–2). On September 24, 2017, he started his first game of the season and recorded a season-high eight combined tackles and a pass deflection. In Week 3, Crawley made four solo tackles, two deflected passes, and made his first career interception off a pass attempt by Jay Cutler during the Saints' 20–0 victory against the Miami Dolphins. He was inactive for the Saints' Week 12 matchup at the Los Angeles Rams due to a strained oblique. He finished the 2017 season 54 combined tackles (47 solo), 17 pass deflections, and an interception in 13 games and 13 starts. He finished second on the team in pass deflections behind rookie Marshon Lattimore. He received an overall grade of 81.6 from Pro Football Focus, which was the 39th highest grade among cornerbacks.
The New Orleans Saints finished first in the NFC South with an 11–5 record. On January 7, 2018, Crawley started his first career playoff game and recorded seven combined tackles and a pass deflection in the Saints' 31–26 victory against the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Wildcard game. The following week, he had six combined tackles as New Orleans lost 29–24 at the Minnesota Vikings. Crawley was flagged for pass interference on two consecutive plays in the first quarter. The two penalties combined for 54-yards and led to a field goal for the Minnesota Vikings.
Crawley entered training camp stated as a starting cornerback. Head coach Sean Payton named Crawley and Marshon Lattimore the starting cornerbacks to begin the regular season, alongside nickelback Patrick Robinson.
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