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Packers pick Adams becomes dad on draft day

Former Auburn DT Montravius Adams was taken by the Packers with the No. 93 pick Friday night, about eight hours after he witnessed the birth of his first born, Montravius Jr.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

How's this for a day?: Montravius Adams Jr. became a father for the first time at 2:32 p.m. this afternoon and then the Auburn defensive tackle was drafted by the Packers in the third round this evening. His son, Montravius Jr., was 21.5 inches long and 8 pounds, 7.4 ounces.

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Montravius Adams finished his career with a flourish, racking up four sacks and eight tackles for loss as a senior at Auburn.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Still no running backs for the Packers after two days of the draft. "There are other avenues for [acquiring] position players," Packers GM Ted Thompson said. "We try to stick with our habit of taking the best player available."

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Packers select Montravius Adams in third round

Green Bay drafted its third straight defensive player, using pick No. 93 on the Auburn DT, who is a disruptive force inside and had 11 sacks in 52 college games.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers have made it three in a row on defense by taking Auburn DT Montravius Adams in the third round (No. 93 overall). He joins cornerback Kevin King (No. 33) and safety Josh Jones (No. 61). It's the first time since 2012 that the Packers have used their first three picks on defensive players since 2012, when the Packers took Nick Perry, Jerel Worthy and Casey Hayward. That year they actually used their first six picks on defensive players.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

"Taller and maybe a little faster." That's how Brian Gutekunst described the difference in the Packers' secondary after they drafted cornerback Kevin King and Josh Jones in the second round.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Sure seems like the Packers' loss to the Falcons in the NFC title game had an impact on their draft decisions. Their defense couldn't keep up with Atlanta's speed on offense. Now they've drafted two fast defensive backs in Kevin King and Josh Jones. "I just think that's the way the game's going," Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst said. "You just don't want to get outflanked. You've got to have guys who can run and chase."

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Josh Jones only had two passes defended and one interception in 2015, but he racked up 15 PDs and seven picks in 2014 and 2016 combined.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Josh Jones is a good fit for Green Bay. He can play over the top as a 2-Deep safety, roll down or match up to TEs. 6-foot-1, 220 pounds with 4.41 speed and ball skills. Packers continue to upgrade the secondary after drafting CB Kevin King at No.33 overall.

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Packers grab S Josh Jones

Green Bay maintained its focus on players in the secondary, taking N.C. State's Jones, who had 62 solo tackles last season.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

It's another defensive back for the Packers, who take N.C. State safety Josh Jones at No. 61. Eliot Wolf said they wanted to get more speed. Jones ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine, while their first pick, cornerback Kevin King, ran a 4.43. Their secondary just got faster.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Don't look for the Packers to take a running back here at No. 61, but perhaps they could in the third round.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

It would have been interesting if the Packers would have taken another cornerback but Chidobe Awuzie just went to the Dallas Cowboys right before Green Bay was on the clock at No. 61. Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis, however, is still there.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin King said he watched the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss? "That was, ah, an interesting one," King said. When asked if he could have defended Falcons receiver Julio Jones, King said: "I'm definitely up to it."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin King said he watched the Packers' NFC Championship Game loss? "That was, ah, an interesting on," King said. When asked if he could have defended Falcons receiver Julio Jones, King said: "I'm definitely up to it."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

How did Kevin King spend Thursday night in Philadelphia after he went undrafted in the first round? He worked out. "I went back to the hotel and worked out and ran on the treadmill for an hour," King said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Eliot Wolf on Kevin King: "One of our goals this year was to get faster. We got the tallest cornerback in the draft and he can run. ... We've never had a 6-3 corner."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf said Kevin King's size (6-3) was a factor. "I think it's always good to add guys with size," Wolf said. "That's something we're cognizant of. With him, he has the unique ability to bend. Some taller guys show stiffness, we didn't see that. "

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Kevin King was a huge part of a Huskies pass defense that ranked among the country's best in 2016. Only two players in the Pac-12 broke up more passes last season.

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Packers open second round by taking CB King (0:28)

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.47th
Rushing Yards106.320th
Points For27.04th
Points Against24.321st

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