It didn’t take long for the Green Bay Packers’ first draft pick, cornerback Kevin King, to get his shot with the starting defense.
After Green Bay lined up with Davon House and LaDarius Gunter as the cornerbacks and Damarious Randall in the slot for Thursday’s first day of training camp, the coaches switched things up on Friday, with House and King as the cornerbacks and Quinten Rollins in the slot.
“I’m not too sure what the coaches have planned,” King said after practice. “I just come to work and do what I’m told. Today, they put me out with the 1s. Tomorrow, they might put me with the 2s.Bart Starr Jersey”
Still, it was a noteworthy decision by the coaches to thrust King into the heart of the competition. With class in session at the University of Washington, King was forced to miss all three weeks of organized team activities. Because he missed the OTAs, the coaches limited King to only individual drills for the three-day minicamp in June.“I have a lot to learn,Randall Cobb Jersey definitely,” he said. “I think I’m on the right track. I’ve just got to keep it going.”
Physically, King is the total package. At 6-foot-3 and with a time of 4.Aaron Rodgers Jersey43 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine, King has a remarkable blend of size and speed.
House, a free agent, and King, the first pick of the second round of the draft, were the big additions to try to fix a leaky secondary.Clay Matthews Jersey Green Bay finished 31st in the NFL in pass defense. It reached the NFC championship game, where the Packers gave up 392 passing yards and five total touchdowns to Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan in a 44-21 rout by the Falcons.