1 Thought on Every 2017 Packers Draft Pick
2nd round, pick 33: CB Kevin King, Washington
Last year, the Packers lined up LaDarius Gunter (6-2, 4.66 40-yard) against Dez Bryant (6-2, 4.52) and Julio Jones (6-3, 4.39) in the playoffs. King is an inch taller than Gunter and runs a 4.43 in the 40. He’s a cornerback built for this iteration of the NFL.
2nd round, pick 61: S Josh Jones, NC State
Jones is a stronger, faster, bigger, younger and cheaper alternative to safety Micah Hyde, who left for Buffalo this offseason. Last season with the Wolfpack, he played both safety positions and corner.
3rd round, pick 93: DT Montravius Adams, Auburn
The two closest physical comparisons for Adams are, ironically, two former Packers defensive linemen: Justin Harrell and Khyri Thornton. Given the high investment in Adams and the signing of free agent Ricky Jean Francois, it looks like Green Bay is ready to move on from Letroy Guion.
4th round, pick 108: LB Vince Biegel, Wisconsin
Green Bay’s fourth round picks are usually their best, and Biegel appears at first glance to fit the mold of another diamond in the rough. His athletic measurables aren’t superb, but the Badgers linebacker regularly impacted the game in college. He dropped into coverage regularly last year, too, so the Packers could use him as an inside backer as well.
4th round, pick 134: RB Jamaal Williams, BYU
The knock on Williams coming out of college was that he couldn’t “create” extra yardage, a trait many of the high-end backs possess. What BYU’s all-time leading rusher did do, however, was break 55 tackles on 235 carries in 2016. He’s a bruising, punishing running back.
5th round, pick 175: WR DeAngelo Yancey, Purdue
Yancey’s best chance to contribute early in Green Bay will come in the red zone. He’s one of the most athletic and agile wide receivers in this draft class, and consistently won one-on-one matchups at this year’s East-West Shrine Game.
5th round, pick 182: RB Aaron Jones, UTEP
If you pine for the (short-lived) days of running back Johnathan Franklin, prepare to fall in love with Jones. He’s got an almost identical body type and athletic profile, and was undeniably productive in college. Jones also draws comparisons to another former Packers back, Brandon Jackson.
6th round, pick 212: OG Kofi Amichia, USF
Amichia played left tackle for South Florida, but the Packers plan to move him inside. His side-to-side agility was subpar, but he is exceptionally strong. Both Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang played tackle predominantly in college.
7th round, pick 238: RB Devante Mays, Utah State
Mays draws comparisons to another rookie running back, Texas’ D’Onta Foreman. The Utah State product was injured most of last season, and only had 37 carries. Had he been healthy, some scouts projected Mays as a fourth round pick.
7th round, pick 247: WR Malachi Dupre, LSU
Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, and is the last player the Packers drafted in 2017. The top-rated wide receiver in the nation out of high school, Dupre suffered from a lack of quarterback production at LSU. The Packers do not have a lack of quarterback production.