USF's Kofi Amichia drafted by Packers in 6th round
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 03, 2017,
May 03, 2017, 17:36
"If anybody from Dallas steps to this podium in my city, we are going to give them a true Philadelphia welcome", Westbrook promised in response to former Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson taunting the fans when announcing a Dallas pick on Friday night. He is the second-straight offensive player taken by Green Bay. He has enough height to cover tight ends down the middle as well. "I was a cheesehead, and I was as probably the most Wisconsin as you can be", Biegel said. They will head into the season with Ty Montgomery, Christine Michael, Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and Devante Mays competing for carries.
For now, though, those players are only options for the No. 2 job on the depth chart. King and House will join third-year holdovers Damarious Randall, Quinten Rollins and LaDarius Gunter at cornerback.
Growing up, Wisconsin native Vince Biegel rarely posed for pictures without wearing a Green Bay Packers jersey. They picked up an additional seventh round pick at No. 238.
"He's a very good tackler in space and in the box", said Gutekunst.
As for the picks themselves, Alabama and MI continue to get mentioned quite a bit. "I think he had his own identity", Highsmith said. Football is about explosiveness, speed, athletic ability. "He's played a lot of football at Wisconsin". "I think the versatility now in that room is going to really help us next season". They already have an elite safety tandem in Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Morgan Burnett and the third-year cornerbacks - Gunter, Randall and Rollins - can't be written off despite being plagued by injury and ineffectiveness last season. "It's great. I just want him to be treated like everybody else, not feel the pressure obviously in this state".
Jones had eight interceptions in three years with North Carolina State and led the Wolfpack with 109 tackles last season. By the time the Packers took King on Friday, though, Seattle had traded down one more spot to make No. 35 their first selection of the draft, where they took Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell. "Once we got that down, we started clicking".
The Huskies secondary saw three members - cornerbacks Kevin King and Jones and safety Budda Baker - taken in the first 11 picks. The swap with the Browns came with little drop-off and an additional pick.
"We ran pretty much a pro-style offense". Green Bay is slated to have six picks on the final day.
Of the players who attended the draft but weren't selected Thursday, King was the only one to show up again Friday. Overall, Williams is the 140th player from BYU to be selected in any round of the NFL Draft and follows last year's selection of Bronson Kaufusi by the Ravens (3rd round, 70th overall).
"I'm definitely relieved and I'm excited I'll be playing this upcoming year", Jones said.