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10-6, 1st in NFC North

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sure seems like the Packers' loss to the Falcons in the NFC title game had an impact on their draft decisions. Their defense couldn't keep up with Atlanta's speed on offense. Now they've drafted two fast defensive backs in Kevin King and Josh Jones. "I just think that's the way the game's going," Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst said. "You just don't want to get outflanked. You've got to have guys who can run and chase."

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Josh Jones only had two passes defended and one interception in 2015, but he racked up 15 PDs and seven picks in 2014 and 2016 combined.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Josh Jones is a good fit for Green Bay. He can play over the top as a 2-Deep safety, roll down or match up to TEs. 6-foot-1, 220 pounds with 4.41 speed and ball skills. Packers continue to upgrade the secondary after drafting CB Kevin King at No.33 overall.

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Packers grab S Josh Jones

Green Bay maintained its focus on players in the secondary, taking N.C. State's Jones, who had 62 solo tackles last season.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

It's another defensive back for the Packers, who take N.C. State safety Josh Jones at No. 61. Eliot Wolf said they wanted to get more speed. Jones ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine, while their first pick, cornerback Kevin King, ran a 4.43. Their secondary just got faster.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't look for the Packers to take a running back here at No. 61, but perhaps they could in the third round.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

It would have been interesting if the Packers would have taken another cornerback but Chidobe Awuzie just went to the Dallas Cowboys right before Green Bay was on the clock at No. 61. Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis, however, is still there.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin King said he watched the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss? "That was, ah, an interesting one," King said. When asked if he could have defended Falcons receiver Julio Jones, King said: "I'm definitely up to it."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin King said he watched the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss? "That was, ah, an interesting on," King said. When asked if he could have defended Falcons receiver Julio Jones, King said: "I'm definitely up to it."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

How did Kevin King spend Thursday night in Philadelphia after he went undrafted in the first round? He worked out. "I went back to the hotel and worked out and ran on the treadmill for an hour," King said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Eliot Wolf on Kevin King: "One of our goals this year was to get faster. We got the tallest cornerback in the draft and he can run. ... We've never had a 6-3 corner."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf said Kevin King's size (6-3) was a factor. "I think it's always good to add guys with size," Wolf said. "That's something we're cognizant of. With him, he has the unique ability to bend. Some taller guys show stiffness, we didn't see that. "

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Kevin King was a huge part of a Huskies pass defense that ranked among the country's best in 2016. Only two players in the Pac-12 broke up more passes last season.

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Packers open second round by taking CB King (0:28)
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Kevin King is an emerging cornerback

The Packers opened the second round by selecting the Washington cornerback, who has the length and size to contend with the NFL's bigger receivers, according to Mel Kiper Jr.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Kevin King has great size for the position (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) and he tested off the charts at the NFL combine. King posted a 4.43 40, 39.5" vertical jump and a 6.56 three-cone time. With press-man skills, King fills a major need in the Packers secondary. Grab a cornerback with length to challenge routes.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have addressed their biggest weakness by taking cornerback Kevin King with the first pick in the second round. The University of Washington product gives the Packers a tall (6-foort-3) lanky cover man. It's the second time in three years they've used their first pick on a cornerback. Damarious Randall was their first-round pick in 2015. The other possibility with this pick was Florida State running back Dalvin Cook but for the sixth straight season, the Packers have used their first pick in the draft on a defensive player.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Packers taken CB Kevin King to start the second round as is expected, they could still get an impact running back today. One running back to watch is Oklahoma's Samaje Perine, if he's available in the third round.

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Justis Mosqueda, Bleacher Report

Justis Mosqueda joins Homer and Gabe to preview Day 2 of the NFL Draft and to talk about his CheeseheadTV piece on "Being Ted Thompson" and the Packers' "type."

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Jason Wilde, Packers Reporter

Bonus Wilde! Jason joins Homer and Gabe to discuss reports that the Packers are deciding between Dalvin Cook and Kevin King if they don't trade back from pick No. 33.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.47th
Rushing Yards106.320th
Points For27.04th
Points Against24.321st

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