Packers select Josh Jones from NC State

Posted at 8:23 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 21:56:23-04

The Packers continued the focus on defense in the second round of the NFL draft taking safety Josh Jones out of NC State with the 61st overall pick.

As a redshirt junior in 2016, Jones finished the season with 109 tackles and three interceptions.

The 6'1", 220 pound safety ran a 4.41 in the 40 at the NFL Combine, the second best time for his position.

"He's a very good tackler in space and in the box," said Brian Gutekunst, Packers Director of Player Personnel. "The versatility, that's the exciting thing for us."

Jones told reporters over the phone Friday he believes his versatility will help him with the Packers.

"Whichever way I can help the defense and help the team, I'm willing to do," Jones said.

He also reacted to being drafted on Twitter: