Green Bay Packers: Re-grading the 2017 NFL Draft

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Josh Jones (Round 2, 61st pick): D+

Josh Jones is one of my favorite Packers and it’s really difficult for me to give him such a low grade. However, there’s no question he’s earned it.

Jones, who plays with a lot of passion, has been unable to be disciplined in his approach to the game. The Packers have tried to use him as a hybrid linebacker/safety and play him close to the line of scrimmage. Part of that is because of his physicality, but the other part is because he’s downright awful in coverage.

Although Jones has flashed a couple of times throughout his NFL career, he’s largely been a disappointment. He was unplayable in the Packers’ base defense last season. He’ll have another chance to prove his worth with the huge hole at safety in 2019, but there isn’t a lot of confidence in him right now.

Kevin King (Round 2, 33rd pick): C

Kevin King’s grade could be a lot higher because he has such enormous potential. At 6-foot-3, King has the size and athletic ability to become a great force at corner in the NFL. He’s even shown it for parts of different games.

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Unfortunately, injuries have been King‘s major downfall. He’s missed 17 games during his first two seasons due to multiple injuries. Sometimes, the greatest ability is availability and King hasn’t proven he can be reliable so far.