He had 19.5 sacks for the Badgers over the last three seasons. That was true before and during Thursday night's proceedings.
At the risk of simplifying things too much, the Packers' primary accomplishments in the 2017 NFL Draft can be boiled down to these.
Green Bay was among three teams Amichia visited in the months leading to the draft. That likely would push more good defensive players down to the Packers.
Williams was rated the No. 11 running back prospect in this year's draft class by CBS Sports. Since many players were rated evenly, it opened up the possibility that players the Packers covet would slide through. "He certainly could have helped last January, when [Dez] Bryant and [Julio] Jones combined for 312 receiving yards and four touchdowns [in the playoffs] against Green Bay's outgunned cornerback group".
Kansas City and Houston were defeated in the divisional round of last year's playoffs in large part because they don't have a big-time quarterback.
King was expected to go in the first round Thursday but made sure to attend the second night where his name was called first.
The expectation here is that former wide receiver Ty Montgomery will be the Packers' starting running back this upcoming season after Eddie Lacy departed for Seattle in free agency.
The only other time the Packers dropped out of the first round on Thompson's watch came in 2008.
Green Bay acquired Cleveland's leadoff spot in the second round and also a fourth-round selection.
With their second pick of Friday's second round, the Packers once again looked to address their secondary. Jones said. "I feel like he (Williams) has bigger back characteristics and I have smaller back characteristics".
Most of all, the Packers hope they can cover elite receivers because that's something they couldn't do a year ago. And since he likely had multiple players rated fairly evenly at positions of need remaining on his draft board at 29, he knew he could trade down and still have plenty of options with the 33rd pick. "I think it did".
King has impressive ball skills, with five interceptions over the past two seasons, including this incredible one-handed pick in the end zone against Arizona State, which was one of the best plays in college football last season.
"He was the guy that we really like", said Eliot Wolf, the team's director of football operations. BYU's Jamaal Williams was the highest pick of the three backs at No. 138 overall. "I'm excited to go in there and show my versatility and just work".
Biegel is a Wisconsin Rapids native. "But good for him". The only question now is whether they can fill the Packers' needs as rookies.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - T.J. Watt is joining older brothers J.J. and Derek in the NFL.