Welcome the King: Washington CB Kevin King to Packers

Rufina Vignone
Aprile 30, 2017

Just a few picks later, the Arizona Cardinals traded up to take safety Budda Baker.

"We went in with the idea of trying to find more defenders, especially versatile guys like Josh who could switch from safety to corner", Thompson said.

Jones was considered a first-round pick before he got hurt. The Panthers ended the second round adding offensive tackle Taylor Moton (64th) from Western Michigan. A disappointing 40-yard dash caused his stock to drop. His best season was in 2016, when he caught 49 passes for 950 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 19.4 yards per catch. The 17th defensive back taken in the first two rounds.

"I don't really care how I get there".

After passing on quarterbacks in the first round, Cleveland selected Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick.

Apparently, that includes covering a perennial All-Pro such as the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Jones.

One of the benefits of going to the Packers is the knowledge that Jones will be on a team that has Aaron Rodgers and believes that it should be a playoff team every year. The Browns are planning an open competition at quarterback involving Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan and Brock Osweiler.

That was it for the UW on Friday, but in the second round on Saturday, the Huskies started flying off the draft board. He grew up being a huge Brett Favre fan. and in recent years has had a lot of respect watching new teammate and now fellow edge rusher Clay Matthews. Injured UW cornerback Sidney Jones, recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, was selected 43rd by the Philadelphia Eagles. Baby Gronk is from a Division II school.

No. 48 Cincinnati: Joe Mixon, RB, 6-2, 230, Oklahoma.

MS quarterback Chad Kelly, a talented player with a history of off-the-field issues and injuries, was the 253rd and final selection Saturday by the Denver Broncos.

Gray, a 22-year-old offensive lineman from Winnipeg who excelled with the University of Manitoba Bisons for the past four seasons, inked a contract with the Packers less than an hour after the conclusion of the National Football League draft Saturday. Plus, Giovani Bernard is recovering from a torn ACL, raising doubts about depth at the position. In the fourth round of this year's draft, they got just that in BYU's Jamaal Williams. The last selection was linebacker Brady Poppinga in the fourth round in 2005. A native of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Biegel doesn't have to travel far to play for his new team.

Though the Vikings signed Latavius Murray in free agency, Cook has now been targeted as the long-term replacement for Adrian Peterson.

Rodgers' arm will take the Packers far as always, but as he heads into the back half of his career that running game will be more valuable with each season.

What do you think of this selection?

-No. 212 Kofi Amichia, C, 6-4, 297, South Florida.

The former Cougars quarterback was one of the most electric players in the country during his heyday, but a slew of injuries set him back over his final years in Provo. Big question is top-end speed.

Before he can get into the end zone - and the stands - he'll have to first work his way onto the field.

"But the other thing is, he's a pretty intelligent football player".

The Green Bay Packers didn't make Kevin King, the last remaining player in the 2017 NFL Draft green room, wait very long. On Thursday, the Seahawks sent the No. 26 overall to Atlanta, then also dealt the No. 31 slot it received from the Falcons to San Francisco in what was a wild opening night of the draft.

Apparently nobody warned him about practicing in 120-degree summer temperatures.

He couldn't possibly have imagined that one day he'd sign a contract to play in the National Football League, despite being from a Canadian university and having never played the four-down version of the game.

Reddick, the 13th pick overall, said he's already talked to Dansby and that he's "blessed and lucky" to be in a position to learn from him.

Green Bay has made three picks thus far, all of which have come on defense.

Rounds four through seven of the NFL Draft continue Saturday at 11 a.m. CT on both ESPN and the NFL Network.

Jones became the third Washington defensive back taken in about an hour, and his selection was met by cheers by the hometown faithful in Philadelphia, where the draft is being held. Seattle has the second pick in the second round, followed by Jacksonville, Chicago and the Los Angeles Rams.

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