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Packers sign second-round safety Josh Jones

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 05: North Carolina State strong safety Josh Jones answers questions from members of the media during the NFL Scouting Combine on March 5, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire)
Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire

The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with safety Josh Jones, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He was their second-round pick.

Jones played at NC State, where he led the team in tackles last season, putting up 109 on the year. He also had seven interceptions in the last three years. He’s known as a great athlete, and, playing in the ACC, he squared off against some of the best QB competition in the college game.

Jones is also very versatile, meaning the Packers could move him around a bit and figure out where he’s the best fit. They need help desperately in the secondary, and he can provide it. He knows it, too. In an interview with Draft Season’s Matt Falk, when asked about the best ability he brought to the table, he said:

“My greatest strength is me being a versatile safety. However, I don’t feel like I have any weakness. Every part of my game should be worked constantly and that’s my daily goal to be better than I was the previous day.”

He was also asked who he wanted to pick off first, if given the chance. He didn’t hold back, but targeted the QB with more Super Bowl rings than any other quarterback to in the history of the league: Patriots QB Tom Brady.

The Packers know that he has the confidence and the raw talent. They also hope that he can have an impact as soon as possible. The defense has often been the Achilles heal for a team that would otherwise have Super Bowl aspirations.



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