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Josh Jones taken by Green Bay Packers in 2nd round of NFL Draft

Go on and get paid, son.

NCAA Football: Independence Bowl-North Carolina State vs Vanderbilt Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Jones’ new home is in Green Bay. The NC State safety was selected by the Packers at No. 61 overall in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Amusingly enough, he’s now in the same division as Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky.


Green Bay has taken two defensive backs in the draft so far, and Jones definitely has an opportunity to earn early playing time. The Packers will play the Chicago Bears twice a year, so he’ll also have an opportunity to go up against Glennon and/or Trubisky multiple times per season, which should be fun.

Jones is the first NC State player to be selected in the 2017 draft and the seventh ACC player to go in the first 61 picks.

As the NFL Draft concludes on Saturday, the Wolfpack should see Matt Dayes and Jack Tocho drafted, with Joe Scelfo looking like more of a long shot. If any of those three some how end up undrafted, you can expect them to sign free agent contracts shortly after the draft is done.