Fixing the cornerback position was one of Brian Gutekunst’s top tasks this offseason. Gutekunst brought back veteran Tramon Williams after three years away from Green Bay, and also used early draft picks on Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson.
So far, so good for Alexander, the team’s first-round pick. Rob Demovsky of ESPN wrote an excellent article on Alexander, who intercepted Aaron Rodgers during Saturday’s practice. According to Demovsky, the rookie got a chance to play with the starters:
"“By Saturday’s third practice of camp, Alexander moved into the No. 1 defense as the nickel (slot) cornerback with veteran Tramon Williams on one side and last year’s top draft pick Kevin King on the other.”"
A Week 1 starting trio of Alexander, Williams and Kevin King sure feels like the most likely scenario currently. And that should give Packers fans a lot of confidence about the cornerback position.
I also have veteran Davon House making the roster. Like Williams, he brings much-needed experience to a relatively young secondary. Lenzy Pipkins is also my pick to make the final 53.
This could mean former second-round pick Quinten Rollins misses out, something Peter Bukowski of Acme Packing Company noted was a real possibility.
The Packers could decide to keep seven corners, which would potentially create an opportunity for Rollins. Right now, it’s possible Green Bay’s top two picks from the 2015 draft — Damarious Randall and Rollins — won’t be on the 2018 roster.