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2017 NFL Draft: Bob McGinn tabs Kevin King as Packers’ first-round pick

The Packers need help at corner, and one well-informed veteran beat writer believes Kevin King could address that void.

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The 2017 NFL Draft has arrived, which means Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has released his first and only mock draft of the year. In it, he sees the Green Bay Packers selecting Washington corner Kevin King.

McGinn, who has produced some of the most accurate draft content among those who publish mock drafts, says that the Packers “love” King, an athletic, 6-foot-3 cover man who helped the Huskies reach the college football playoff last season. In a separate piece discussing the selection, McGinn called landing a new No. 1 corner a “must,” arguing that the team cannot reach the Super Bowl without the upgrade.

King would immediately become the tallest member of Green Bay’s secondary, and one of the lengthier corners in the league. His size has drawn comparisons to Richard Sherman, though he tested better than the All-Pro at the combine. In addition to King’s 4.43 40-yard dash, he registered a 39 ½-inch vertical, 6.56-second 3-cone, 3.89-second short shuttle, and a 11.14-second 60-yard shuttle. Each ranked among the best for defensive backs in Indianapolis.

McGinn notes that the Packers also like USC’s Adoree’ Jackson and LSU’s Tre’Davious White. Ohio State’s Gareon Conley might have garnered consideration before his rape accusations, which McGinn believes makes him an unlikely Green Bay target.