Eight reasons why the Packers will win the Super Bowl in 2018

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: quarterback Aaron Rodgers
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: quarterback Aaron Rodgers /
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7. Upgrades at cornerback

No position needed more work this offseason than cornerback. But Brian Gutekunst may have turned a weakness into a strength.

Green Bay’s secondary has been its biggest weakness for a couple of years. The pass defense had no answer for the top quarterbacks and wide receivers in the game (See: NFC Championship Game defeat to the Atlanta Falcons). But the Packers got stronger at cornerback this spring.

Tramon Williams will provide immediate help. Williams has been playing at a high level since leaving Green Bay in 2015, and he brings much-needed experience to the secondary. He has also played in Mike Pettine’s defense when they were both at the Cleveland Browns in 2015.

Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, selected in the opening two rounds of April’s draft, are very much the future for the Packers. The potential for both of these players is sky high, and it wouldn’t be a surprise if one of them had an excellent rookie season, much like Marshon Lattimore for the New Orleans Saints last year.

Even if Alexander and Jackson don’t start right away, both players will make the Packers’ secondary stronger than it was a year ago.

The addition of Williams, Alexander and Jackson, playing alongside a healthy Kevin King, could make the cornerback position a strength for the Packers.