2. How will the secondary perform?
Trying to improve the defense has been the number one goal for the Packers’ front office over the past few seasons. More specific, how to help improve one of the league’s worst pass defenses. In doing so, the Packers used first and second-round picks in this year’s draft to select cornerbacks. They also drafted Kevin King in the second round of the 2016 draft.
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With so many young cornerbacks — and a safety in Jones as a first-year starter — whether this secondary will be good is a question mark. These young players could bust, or become a bunch of stars giving Green Bay a secondary loaded with talent.
This unit could be similar to the New Orleans Saints’ defense last year. New Orleans went from the bottom-ranked pass defense to a top-10 defense in terms of points allowed. A productive secondary not only bolsters the defense, but the entire team.
If this young secondary is good, Rodgers will finally have a complementary defense he hasn’t had since the 2010 Super Bowl season. Also, an improved defense makes Green Bay a more complete team, which is needed to win in the NFC now.
If the secondary doesn’t live up to its potential, this could be another year of Rodgers and the offense trying to outscore teams to win games.