Green Bay GM Ted Thompson obliged with a shrewd fourth-round pick of BYU running back Jamaal Williams on Saturday.
"This is every Wisconsin kid's dream", said Biegel, who grew up on a cranberry marsh in Wisconsin Rapids.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who own the first- and sixth-overall selections in the draft, are unlikely to use one of those picks on Gray since he is extremely unlikely to be available for the start of CFL training camp regardless of how he fares in Green Bay. The 6-foot-3 King adds size and speed to a secondary that was burned in the passing game and maligned by injuries. The trade back from 29 to 33 netted them the pick that landed local boy Vince Biegel at the top of the fourth round. He comes off a season shortened by a broken foot, but was a standout for the Badgers before getting hurt.
Brown was a first-team all-MAC pick at linebacker in the fall with 128 tackles (15 for losses, and 4.5 sacks) and is projected by nfl.com as a downhill linebacker with good instincts and efficient tackling ability. The former farmhand has talked openly about how his blue-collar roots have helped him on the football field, which surely will endear him to Packers fans.
With the second of their two fourth-round draft picks, the Packers picked up a running back. Watt, the younger brother of star defensive lineman J.J. Watt, went No. 30 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Barrington stuck around for three seasons with the Packers, starting seven games in 2014. That would be enough excitement for anyone, but the news Adams was heading to the Packers came just hours after he became a father for the first time.
"Oh, I'm pretty sure when he saw the 4.4's and the 4.39's he was like, "I'm fired up", Packers Senior Personnel Executive Alonzo Highsmith said. "I'd say, with having the visit there, it definitely weighed into my decision". "He made a name for himself".
"But the other thing is, he's a pretty intelligent football player".
That would be safety Josh Jones, taken with the sixty-first overall pick by the Green Bay Packers. The upside has limitations, but consider that Green Bay's second option in the running game during the NFC playoffs last season was fullback Aaron Ripkowski.
"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. He said the roster needed "a little more juice".
King and Jones both got to live out their dreams of being drafted into the National Football League on Friday, but it may be tough to beat Montravius Adam's big day. Then the Packers slid back three spots in round five, adding a 7th-round pick from the Broncos that turned into running back Devante Mays. He could be a replacement for Micah Hyde, who excelled in a cornerback-safety role the past four seasons before leaving in free agency for Buffalo.