Packers take Arizona St DB Damarious Randall in first round

After cancelled Hall of Fame game, Packers eager to play

The Green Bay Packers have selected defensive back Damarious Randall with the No. 30 overall pick in the NFL draft, hoping to fill a glaring need in their secondary following departures in free agency.

The 5-foot-11 Randall played safety at Arizona State. But the Packers might be looking at him as a cornerback after veteran Tramon Williams left for Cleveland and Davon House left for Jacksonville.

Randall led the Sun Devils last season with 106 tackles in 13 games. He came to Arizona State after playing at Mesa (Arizona) Community College.

General manager Ted Thompson went with defense in the first round for the fourth straight draft.