Packers choose cornerback Kevin King as first pick in the NFL Draft

Packers choose cornerback Kevin King as first pick in the NFL Draft

After the outside linebacker opted to remain in school rather than jump to the National Football League a year early, he missed two of the Badgers' biggest games of the season - against MI and Ohio State - due to a foot injury. Biegel also fits into the team's recent philosophy of drafting players with the potential to play multiple positions. According to Pro Football Talk, only $25,000 of the money was guaranteed. Toward the end of the first round late Thursday night, the Packers moved out of the 29th spot in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

Vince Biegel isn't T.J. Watt.

But minutes before the pick was announced, defensive coordinator Dom Capers was spotted in the Packers draft room at Lambeau Field speaking with Thompson.

"I'm definitely up to it", King said.

BYU running back Jamaal Williams was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round with the 134th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday in Philadelphia.

Taking three running backs in the same draft is far from unprecedented; the Seattle Seahawks did so previous year, but the Packers hadn't done so since 1974. "And I think up here in the elements, he'll be a good get for us when it gets cold". King stands at 6-foot-3, weighing 200 pounds, and ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.3 range at the scouting combine. He started out at Washington as a safety before making the switch to corner. He'll need to prove he can be more physical and aggressive as a tackler, as well as show that his length is an asset and not a liability against quicker, shiftier receivers. Among the most highly regarded players who fell out of the first round are Washington cornerbacks Kevin King and Sidney Jones, Kansas State pass rusher Jordan Willis, Houston pass rusher Tyus Bowser, Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson, Florida State running back Dalvin Cook and Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon.

They are unsettled at the top of the depth chart after releasing oft-injured No. 1 cornerback Sam Shields in February, allowing the versatile Micah Hyde to sign with the Buffalo Bills in free agency and still waiting on the development of a young group of returnees. He had three interceptions and broke up eight passes.

It's the first time the Packers have taken three halfbacks in one draft since 1974 (Barty Smith, Don Woods and Eric Torkelson).

In the wake of Saturday's NFL Draft developments, one safely can presume Kofi Amichia has taken his last spin around USF's campus in his green 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix. 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.



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