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"Can be disruptive if you just say, 'Go.' Never going to be a dependable, consistent player because of lack of instincts and stiffness". General manager Ted Thompson had said that he was fielding calls about his first pick Friday, but defensive coordinator Dom Capers was spotted in the Packers draft room at Lambeau Field speaking with Thompson and the pick was announced shortly after.

Wolf whiffed on his share of first-round picks.

King, a cornerback from Washington coveted by the personnel and coaching staffs, was the Packers' selection atop the second round Friday night in the National Football League draft. Mays would have finished in the top four among all the running backs at the NFL Combine with those numbers.

Maybe the sixth round, most started to think.

"I'm excited for Jamaal and I know he is prepared to play at the next level", BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said. "I did it all - checkdowns, screens, down-the-field routes, corners, vertical routes, a little bit of everything".

Significant yearly growth from those third- through seventh-round picks will be crucial to the Packers' success. Seven more (11.7 percent) were second-rounders.

Mays was one of three tailbacks the Packers drafted Saturday.

Click over to our undrafted free agency tracker to follow along with the reports of Packers signings throughout the evening tonight and the day tomorrow.

Green Bay came out of a tough year for them defensively with their secondary getting hit by a number of injuries.

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BY THE NUMBERS: The Packers took 10 players overall, with the first four on defense and the last six on offense, including three running backs.

For all the fourth-round success stories Thompson has had (David Bakhtiari, Mike Daniels, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton), he's also had some significant misses (Carl Bradford, Jerron McMillian, Cory Rodgers). If not for a couple mid-round hits in Mike Daniels (fourth round, 2012) and Micah Hyde (fifth round, 2013), Thompson would have nearly nothing to show for the 23-pick parade the last five years.

Instead, the Packers held firm and took King, who without question will be given every benefit of the doubt to start as a rookie and bail out one of the NFL's poorest collections of cornerbacks.

Jones was smiling, too, at the thought of joining Williams in Green Bay's backfield.

The odds of that happening will be greatly improved if Thompson's magic touch on later picks has returned.

Growing up, Wisconsin native Vince Biegel rarely posed for pictures without wearing a Green Bay Packers jersey.

Most notable was a concentration on running backs, including Oklahoma's highly productive Samaje Perine to Washington, Utah's Joe Williams to San Francisco, NCAA record setter Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State to Philadelphia, Wayne Gallman of national champion Clemson to the Giants and South Florida's Marlon Mack to Indianapolis.

Jones was the final Husky selected in the second round Friday, going to the Philadelphia Eagles with the 43 overall pick. Rephrased, were there any players you think the Packers shouldn't have passed on but did?

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