The Green Bay Packers used their first selection in the draft on a defensive player for the sixth consecutive year when they selected University of Washington defensive back Kevin King (#20).
King’s selection comes on day two of the draft, the first pick of the second round. With the Packers defense ranked 31st in passing yards a year ago, general manager Ted Thompson decided the time is now to fix the problem.
The Packers are in dire need of a number one corner after losing Sam Shields to a concussion in the first game of the season at Jacksonville and he never recovered, spending the season on injured reserve before being released. [Read more…]