Unexpected: The Green Bay Packers’ seventh-round selection could be the biggest…

El quarterback de los Packers de Green Bay Aaron Rodgers (12) durante el partido contra los Cardinals de Arizona, el jueves 28 de octubre de 2021, en Glendale, Arizona. (AP Foto/Rick Scuteri)

In 2023, the Green Bay Packers effectively concluded the Aaron Rodgers era with a stellar season that saw them narrowly miss an NFC Championship appearance by three points. The Packers’ skillful drafting during the Brian Gutekunst era was a major factor in their accomplishment of becoming the youngest team to win a postseason game. Since taking over as general manager of the Green Bay Packers, Gutekunst has selected a number of players with star potential, including defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt, linebacker Jaire Alexander, edge rusher Rashan Gary, offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins, and cornerback Jaire AlexanderThe Packers have selected some excellent guys, even in the seventh round. Most recently, in the seventh round of the 2023 draft, they selected Carrington Valentine, a promising starting cornerback. The Packers went into the seventh round in 2024 with a cornerback in mind, much like they did the year before

In 2022, Kalen King made a big impression on the collegiate football landscape after his freshman campaign. With an astounding eighteen pass breakups and three interceptions in just nine starts during that sophomore season, he shot up the selection boards. Regretfully, King’s third and last collegiate season saw him fail to produce that kind of ball. Despite just managing two pass breaks in 12 starts in 2023, King was nevertheless selected for the All-Big Ten Defense second team.

The Green Bay Packers had him at too high of a grade to allow him to drop into the UDFA market, even with the output halt

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