6. Green Bay Packers
Kevin King knew it would only be a matter of time before his named was called in the 2107 NFL Draft, and the Green Bay Packers realize how lucky they are to see the former Washington standout fall into the second round. For a player that was considered one of the best at his position from this year’s draft class, King finds himself in position to make an immediate impact on a defense that ranked near the bottom of the league in 2016 when it came to passing defense.
As long as Aaron Rodgers remains healthy, the Packers’ offense is always going to be considered one of the best in the league. But despite how impressive Rodgers looked in the second half of last season all the way up until the NFC Championship against the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay can’t afford to see their quarterback carry the team on his shoulders the way he did without the proper support.
The best chance of the Packers taking down another high-powered offense in the NFC like the Atlanta Falcons or the Dallas Cowboys could come down to the performance of the defense. Not many rookies find themselves in position to play a big role right away for a strong contender, but that’s exactly going to be the case for King during his first season in Green Bay.