Packers 2018 Draft: Pre-Combine Position Rankings

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Cornerback Rankings

1. Joshua Jackson, Iowa

2. Denzel Ward, Ohio State

3. Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

4. Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

5. Mike Hughes, UCF

6. Jaire Alexander, Louisville

7. Carlton Davis, Auburn

8. M.J. Stewart, North Carolina

9. Duke Dawson, Florida

10. Anthony Averett, Alabama

Other: Nick Nelson (Wisconsin), Tony Brown (Alabama), Quenton Meeks (Stanford), Donte Jackson (LSU), Chris Jones (Nebraska), Holton Hill (Texas), Darius Phillips (Western Michigan), Jordan Thomas (Oklahoma)

Overview: This year’s cornerback class isn’t nearly as deep as the 2017 group. However, Jackson and Oliver are two lengthy corners with excellent ball skills that should land in the first round.

Ward is a smaller corner, but his stock should go up after the combine. He’s an elite athlete with blazing speed. He could be the first player at the position off the board this April.

Alexander would be in the mix at the top of the position, but he missed nearly all of the 2017 season with a knee injury and broken hand.

McFadden entered the 2017 season highly regarded, but a quiet final season at Florida State will probably lead him to fall out of the first round conversation.

Two Day 2 sleepers I like a lot at the position are Davis and Stewart. Davis is a big, physical boundary corner who excels in press coverage, while Stewart is the ideal nickel corner who can make plays as a versatile defensive back.

Corner should be at play for the Packers in the first round. It remains a glaring weakness on the team, despite the recent additions of Kevin King and Davon House.