Packers keep the 33rd pick, take cornerback Kevin King

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The Packers tried to trade the first pick of the second round, but were unable to.

So they decided to take a guy who could help them immediately instead.

With the 33rd overall choice, the Packers took Washington cornerback Kevin King.

The 6-foot-3 King helps fill an immediate need for the Packers, who were running out of bodies in the secondary late in the season and the playoffs. While he’s taller than most at his position, the Packers clearly thought he was a value that wasn’t worth adding a few more mid-round picks.

32 responses to “Packers keep the 33rd pick, take cornerback Kevin King

  1. We did a thing!

    Anyone else think Thompson looked like a zombie shambling around the war room?

  2. brettfavreisapacker4ever says:
    Apr 28, 2017 4:05 PM
    cheeseisfattening says:
    Apr 28, 2017 12:53 PM
    Come and get it
    Often heard in Green Bay
    I live in GB and will not argue. We eat and drink like Kings in our own little isolated part of the country where we don’t have drive by shootings, no hookers walking the streets, a small non caucasian population, and houses are inexpensive. No Problems Man !! We love it here.
    So stay away.
    The small non caucasian population of Green Bay just increased a tiny little bit. Packer fans believe this makes Green Bay a tiny bit less lovable place to live. (Their words, not mine).

  3. shaggytoodle says:
    Apr 28, 2017 7:22 PM

    Got the guy they wanted and added 4th rounder. Nicely done.
    I get the enthusiasm but do you really feel they got the guy they wanted. They ran the clock all the way down and it appeared they were waiting for something to happen. Now there have been a couple immediate trades. Congrats though.

  4. Actually they didn’t want this guy. Ted wanted more picks , cheaper players, but no one bit. Teams said, hey Ted time to spend some money you tight a_____.

  5. The skoltrolls can always take heart knowing that their team’s 56 seasons futility isn’t a complete failure – it will always serve as a negative example.

  6. I get the enthusiasm but do you really feel they got the guy they wanted. They ran the clock all the way down and it appeared they were waiting for something to happen.

    They turned down at least as much as Chicago accepted from Arizona to trade up to the next slot. So TT, who loves having lots of draft picks, must have liked King very much indeed.

  7. I get the enthusiasm but do you really feel they got the guy they wanted.
    Absolutely, but I think they were hoping to take him around 36-40 with an extra 4th rounder to boot.

  8. aww. how cute. the first comment is a viking fan having hope for Dom Capers. thanks, man. you’ll have a few more opportunities to lose to him again.

  9. What’s not to like about this pick. One of the top five CBs available when the draft started, and was invited to the Green Room. So the powers that be figured he could go pretty high. Sure.

    He’s not polished yet, but the size and speed and his current skillset will upgrade the Packers secondary. If Randall and Rollins can shake their injuries and return their rookie production, this could be a highly respected secondary.

  10. I wish we could see some of your draft boards and where you have guys ranked.

    The Packers probably had 4 players to choose from and they would be happy. They got to move back 3 spots still get one of their guys and add another pick.

    Everyone worries about draft slots this time of year, but 3 years from when you can grade a draft… people care about your production and quality of play. Are you a starter or a depth player, are you developing as a project player.

  11. I like this pick.

    My son was saying the Pack would trade out of Round 1 and I was saying the Pack would take this guy first. Both of us were right … sort of…actually, my son was right, I am just qualifying it to join him.

    This kid seems to be a DB in the Seahawks mold. Wonder if the Pack taking him is the reason the ‘Hawks traded out of 33 … anyway, if the Pack draft anything besides defense, I’ll spit tacks.

  12. Any pick our Packers take is a good one. Just ask us Packers fans. The players really have no choice.

  13. igocommando says:
    Apr 28, 2017 7:40 PM
    I get the enthusiasm but do you really feel they got the guy they wanted. They ran the clock all the way down and it appeared they were waiting for something to happen.
    Yes they got one of the guys they wanted with K King.
    Ted knew the 1st few picks in round 2 would be the O-Lineman that dropped and the criminals that fell out of the 1st. I think Ted expected a team in the 35 -40 spots to move up and we would get another 3rd or 4th round pick along with their 2nd. I’m good with Teds picks so far.
    RB is next – Perine. Big and Strong runner. What Eddie should have been.

  14. bubbasmithguy says:
    Apr 28, 2017 8:21 PM
    King was the third best DB for Washington. Anther bad DB pick by TT.

    Good lord, people make the dumbest comments.

    King was rated the 8th best DB in the draft by the Sporting News. His teammate Sidney Jones was rated 9th. Jones is good but tore his Achilles before his pro day.

  15. Pack got a nice DB and DT and when healthy, Biegel was all over the field at linebacker. Add in a S/Will LB that is fast and can hit and I would say we filled our chief needs.

    The RB’s we took are the unknown and it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

  16. No hate. The Packers’ first 5 picks were all solid. Carl Lawson may have been a better pick than Biegel, but maybe there was no interest in trying to convert a 4-3 DE to a 3-4 OLB. Either way, if Biegel doesn’t pan out, it won’t be for lack of effort. Some real question marks in rounds 5-7, especially Yancey who was expected to be undrafted, but the same thing can be said about every draft at that point. The UDFA punter the Pack signed, Justin Vogel, is very good as well. Not the strongest leg, but great accuracy and hang time. He’s a field flipper that will help the D should he beat Schum.

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