NFL Draft 2017: Packers get defensive help with Kevin King

The Packers were willing to trade the 33rd pick, but instead chose the Huskies CB to begin the second round of the draft.

After trading out of the first round Thursday, the Packers had all day Friday to figure out what they were going to do with the 33rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Packers were willing to trade the pick, but instead chose Washington cornerback Kevin King to begin the second round of the draft.

King was the only one of the five players invited to Philadelphia for the draft who came back for the second day after not getting selected in the first round. He didn't have to wait long Friday, going off the board immediately.

"I came here to walk the stage and get my hat," King told NFL Network. "It was disappointing (Thursday) night. I wouldn't have come here (Thursday) night if I didn't think I was going to get picked."

"I am so excited for this opportunity."

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The Packers, who have made the playoffs eight straight seasons, needed defensive help after ranking 31st in pass defense last season. King would also help the Packers overcome the loss of defensive back Micah Hyde in free agency and may even be an upgrade over Hyde.

King is a long corner at 6-3, 200 pounds who can line up on an island, slide inside over the slot as a nickel corner or even play safety if the Packer need him to. He was a three-year starter at Washington and can give the Packers some flexibility.

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