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Packers draft Washington CB Kevin King

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Posted at 6:16 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 21:02:43-04

The Packers addressed their secondary needs with their first pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, selecting Washington cornerback Kevin King with the first pick of the second round.

King is 6'3", making him the tallest cornerback in this year's draft class. He also has unusual speed for a player of his size.

"One of our goals this year was to try and get faster," said Eliot Wolf, Packers Director of Football Operations.

The Packers were considering King with the 29th overall pick before trading it to the Cleveland Browns.

"He's a really versatile guy, that's something we look for," Wolf said.

He started all 14 games last year for the Huskies at corner, finishing the year with 2 interceptions, 44 tackles, and 3.5 tackles for loss.