Packers 53-man roster predictions following 2018 NFL Draft

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 29: Jamaal Williams
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 29: Jamaal Williams /
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ARLINGTON, TX – OCTOBER 08: Kevin King /

Cornerbacks (7)

Cornerbacks: Kevin King, Jaire AlexanderJosh Jackson, Tramon Williams, Davon House, Quinten Rollins, Lenzy Pipkins

Without a doubt the Packers’ biggest weakness entering the offseason, Gutekunst has been aggressive in his approach to fix the cornerback position. Despite trading away Damarious Randall, the team’s best corner last season, he’s made positive moves to the secondary in both free agency and the draft.

Bringing back Tramon Williams made a lot of sense. Williams played well in Arizona last year and will add experience to a secondary featuring mostly young players. The Packers also re-signed Davon House to offer more experience.

Gutekunst’s best work came in the draft. In two rounds, he picked up two of the draft’s premier cornerbacks in Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. A lot will be expected of them right away, perhaps unfairly, but the two have the talent to become long-term starters in the secondary.

A trio of second-year Kevin King, Alexander and Jackson is exciting for the future. This year, they will be supported by veterans Williams and House. Williams’ knowledge of Mike Pettine’s defense will make the transition smoother. The Packers will hope King is fully healthy after missing half of his rookie year with a shoulder injury.

Fixing the cornerback position was the top priority for Gutekunst this offseason. His moves so far should help the secondary improve in 2018.