Parry Nickerson is one of the most underrated cornerbacks in the draft. Here’s why the Green Bay Packers should take a look.
Parry Nickerson is a very smart player. Nickerson might come from a smaller school but that has no impact at all on his on-field performance. He is one of the players that isn’t really talked about a lot. Yes he has his weaknesses, but so does every other player in the draft.
Nickerson is smart because he knows where he is on the field. He can see when the ball is coming, and when to attack at the right moment. He can also put the right amount of pressure onto whoever he’s covering. Nickerson is one of the better, but underrated cornerbacks going into this year’s draft.
Hopefully some of the experts will take a better look at this guy. Yes Nickerson has his flaws but it’s nothing a coach couldn’t fix. Here’s why we decided to put him as one of the possible Packers draft picks in the 2018 NFL Draft.
His time in Tulane
During his time with Tulane, Nickerson racked up 16 interceptions, three forced fumbles, 188 tackles, eight tackles for loss, and ranks second all-time at Tulane in interceptions and third in PBUs.
Nickerson became a household name and earned his respect while in Tulane. In 2017 he earned himself the honor of being inducted as a Second-Team All-American. Nickerson finished as one of the best defensive backs in Tulane history, and would be a decent fit in Green Bay.
Would he fit in Green Bay?
Green Bay is in need of cornerback help. It’s really all about depth at this point, and if they can find that next breakout star. The Packers already have some promising cornerbacks but there is always room for more.
Probably Nickerson’s biggest issue is his left knee. In his first season with Tulane, he suffered a left knee injury that required possible career-ending surgery. One of the problems with him is his long-term durability. Will he be able to play for a long period of time? The Packers have struggled with injuries over the years, especially on defense, and couldn’t really afford drafting a player with that type of risk.
Regardless of injury risk, Nickerson is a good player and has potential if drafted by Green Bay. The Packers need that next top cornerback and he should do well in the NFL regardless of where he goes. Green Bay should capitalize.