Green Bay drafts Jones in the fifth round
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 15:24
Plus, the Packers were ravaged by injuries in the secondary last season. The latter is a 6-foot-1, 220-pound safety with as much quickness (4.41 seconds in the 40) as the former.
But minutes before the pick was announced, defensive coordinator Dom Capers was spotted in the Packers draft room at Lambeau Field speaking with Thompson.
"The 6'4" Adams started all three years with the Tigers, and finished four and a half sacks in his junior year this past season.
"King's length and athleticism should help the Packers handle the tall, hyperathletic receiving talents spread out across the National Football League in today's game", said Zach Cruse of Packers Wire. He also has the versatility to play multiple positions, from outside corner to the slot to safety, and was a two-time All-Pac 12 honorable mention selection.
"Absolutely, [Ty Montgomery] is our starting running back,"said Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, via the Wisconsin State Journal".
The Green Bay Packers rewarded King's patience by making him the first pick of the second round (33 overall). Both players - by far - represent the most robust combination of size and speed that Thompson has drafted since arriving in 2005.
"I wanted my parents and all my brothers and sisters getting a chance of experiencing all this, walking the red carpet", King told reporters, according to Green Bay's official website. "We're going to make sure we have 100 percent of Sidney". "We felt like it was important to get a little more oomph out of it".
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. Green Bay is slated to have six picks on the final day.
The last time a Miner was drafted was in 2008 when a trio was selected. Landing with a playoff contender whose roster makeup seems to put Jones in a legitimate position to compete for a job is truly a dream come true for a workman like Jones.
In one of the best of these announcements, Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson helped announce his team's fourth-round pick from Grand Canyon National Park while accompanied by the wife and son of a Phoenix police officer who was killed in the line of duty. Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!
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