Packers: Kevin King in ‘Future Five’ of 2018 cornerback rankings

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Kevin King /
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Future Five

Joshua Jackson (Green Bay Packers): I love the Packers’ selection of Jackson, getting him in the second round is one of the steals of the draft. His ability as a zone corner is impressive and I could see him being used as a safety someday. He also won’t be pressured to be a starting corner from day one, that role will likely go to Kevin King and veteran Tramon Williams this season.

Sidney Jones (Philadelphia Eagles): Eagles fans should be very excited if Jones is healthy this season. Their defense is already impressive, and adding a cornerback like Jones will certainly help the Eagles’ attempt to become back-to-back Super Bowl champions.

Kevin King (Green Bay Packers): King showed a lot of promise in the games he played in last season. I was initially upset when the Packers passed on T.J. Watt by moving down to take King. There is a chance my thoughts on that trade will be proved wrong in the near future. If King continues to develop in year two, my views could change.

Marlon Humphrey (Baltimore Ravens): Humphrey was one of my favorite defensive prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft. He didn’t play like a future star in his rookie year, but he has a lot of potential. The Ravens’ defense looks good headed into the 2018 season, and hopefully that will have an impact on him.

Denzel Ward (Cleveland Browns): Ward was one of the best players in the 2018 draft class. The Browns should have probably gone with Bradley Chubb, but I am not going to fault a team too much for taking a Denzel Ward-like talent. He is a very intelligent player with excellent speed, and I think he has DROY potential if he gets off to the right start.