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Report: Packers sign cornerback Kevin King, their first pick of 2017 NFL Draft

Posted: 4:26 PM, May 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-11 17:30:00-04

The Green Bay Packers have officially made their first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft one of their own.

The Packers have signed cornerback Kevin King to their roster, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

He was the first pick for the Packers in the NFL Draft's second round, the 33rd pick overall in the draft. They traded down from No. 29 in the first round, then selected King.

King is known as both tall compared to cornerbacks currently in Green Bay (6-3) and fast, with a reported 4.43 40-yard dash speed.

Green Bay has been decimated by both injury and departures at the cornerback position, having lost past starters Sam Shields last year from injury and Casey Hayward to the Chargers.