No special, happy-to-be-here press conference during which the player goes on and on about the Packers' tradition and how he'll do whatever helps the team.
"I'm definitely relieved and I'm excited I'll be playing this upcoming year", Jones said. You could tell his passion for the game. He has rare agility and quickness for a tackle with sub-4.9 speed in the 40 and proved to be disruptive in the backfield in a huge senior season that earned him second-team All-America status. He comes off a season shortened by a broken foot, but was a standout for the Badgers before getting hurt. Lombardi Ave's Ralph Mancini spoke to him prior to the draft. As for the draft, Thompson's personal playground, he turned eight selections into ten and very well may have solved their pass rush need with one of the picks he acquired during the draft.
The fifth-rounder was one of John Elway's four compensatory picks.
Biegel comes from a football family.
"I feel like I'm a great football player", said Jones.
"I'm not really trying to fill the void [of Eddie Lacy], I'm trying to come in to do my job". I'm just grateful the Packers picked me.
Williams finish fifth in the country with 137.5 yards per game a year ago. He also has the most 100-yard games with 16 and ranks No. 3 in rushing touchdowns (35), No. 5 in all-purpose yards (4,468) and No. 10 in total points scored (216).
"The majority of your roster is going to be third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-, seventh-round picks". He failed to capitalize on a strong freshman year (second in the ACC with four interceptions) with a disappointing sophomore year, when he said he failed to take the right "approach to the game". He was not at the combine, but did make a predraft visit to the Packers. The Packers had the second-worst pass defense in the National Football League last season, with a defensive backfield that fluctuated between injured, inept and ineffective.
Two days after the Packers drafted three running backs, they parted ways with a pair of the holdovers. A 6-foot, 186-pound cornerback, Jones, a two-time, first-team All-Pac-12 performer, was widely viewed as a first-round talent before tearing the Achilles tendon in his left leg at UW's Pro Day workout. Biegel's 40-yard dash time was also slightly faster than that of Watt (4.69).
In the 7th round, the Packers took a third running back, Devante Mays of Utah State. Depth at this position doubled overnight.
The two-year starter at left tackle projects to play guard at the next level. Now that he's heading to Lambeau Field, how exactly does the former Cougar fit into the Packers' backfield? Malachi Dupre was a former Louisiana track state champion in the long jump and high jump.
In the wake of Saturday's NFL Draft developments, one safely can presume Kofi Amichia has taken his last spin around USF's campus in his green 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix.
With most of the 2017 90-man roster now in place, the team's hope is that they are closer to the second Super Bowl ring of the Thompson/McCarthy era. Montgomery will still head into the season as the starting running back, which head coach Mike McCarthy made clear in his post-draft interview.