2. Josh Jackson
The Packers are short-handed at safety. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was traded, Kentrell Brice is injured and his status for the game is uncertain. To top it all, newly acquired Ibraheim Campbell was put on injured reserve this week.
Is this the week we start to see Josh Jackson make his transition to safety?
Coming out of Iowa, it was assessed Jackson’s best position would be free safety. His natural ball skills and lack of speed seem better suited for free safety than outside corner.
With the Packers out of playoff contention, now is the time to see what you have going forward.
One mistake the Packers made was not seeing more of what they had in Micah Hyde at safety before drafting Clinton-Dix. Hyde played well in his rookie year as a jack-of-all trades player his rookie year and was the starting safety when 2014 started. Before being given time to grow into the role, Hyde was replaced by Clinton-Dix.
Now Hyde is a Pro Bowl safety for the Buffalo Bills. While Clinton-Dix made a Pro Bowl of his own, his play steadily decreased since and he is now playing for the Redskins.
I feel the Packers should see what they have in Jackson before the end of the season. They have a few holes that will need filling this offseason, and it would be good if they could fill one with a young talented player already on the roster.