Packers Draft Josh Jones With Second Pick

Packers Draft Josh Jones With Second Pick

Packers Draft Josh Jones With Second Pick

"I had a girl in my room", he said.

This marks 20 straight years that a Boilermaker has been drafted to the NFL, which is pretty fantastic considering we went through the worst era of Purdue football the past 4 seasons.

Jones was asked by the Green Bay media what their potential combo brings to the table.

The addition of the 6-foot-3, 200-pound King, whom the team considered picking at No. 29, was more than just taking the best player available.

Green Bay used the No. 212 overall pick on South Florida's Kofi Amichia (6-4, 297), who started 26 games over the last two years at left tackle for the Bulls. "I can see that I'll be loyal to them too for what they've done for me giving me this opportunity". In 2016, King impressed with 15 passes defensed, which was second-best in the Pac-12.

"It's all kinds of different people out there and different substitutional patterns", general manager Ted Thompson said Friday.

The Green Bay Packers finally made a pick in the National Football League draft, taking Washington cornerback Kevin King with the first selection of the second round on Friday to fill a big need on defense.

BIEGEL'S DAY: Biegel might have been overshadowed in 2016 by fellow Badgers linebacker T.J. Watt, who was taken in the first round by Pittsburgh, but he appears to be a good fit in a position of need for the Packers.

Despite losing versatile nickel back Micah Hyde in free agency, the Packers were determined not to be caught short in the secondary again. The Cardinals traded with the Chicago Bears to acquire the 36th pick to ensure landing the speedy Baker, who some have compared to Ronde Barber because of his flexibility as a cornerback/safety/nickelback option.

"The goal is to start the process to be two wins better than we were a year ago", McCarthy said.

Denver began Round 5 by taking MI tight end Jake Butt, a potential first-rounder until he tore up his knee in the Orange Bowl. In the third round, the 'Pack added Auburn defensive tackle Montravius Adams (No. 93).

"Really confident kid", Wolf said.

That may turn out to be true and I hope it does, because I think that would be a good thing for the overall production of the running game for the Packers.

Two days after the Packers drafted three running backs, they parted ways with a pair of the holdovers. The Packers selected Jones with the 61st overall pick in the second round. When LSU quarterbacks could get the football to him, Dupre had flashes of production as he led the Tigers the last two seasons with a total of 84 receptions for almost 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns.

One more college player out of the state of Washington was picked Friday: Eastern Washington's record-setting wide receiver Cooper Kupp. He was not at the combine, but did make a predraft visit to the Packers. They will head into the season with Ty Montgomery, Christine Michael, Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and Devante Mays competing for carries. The coach also liked Biegel, given his background and what he showed on tape.

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