3. Kevin King
When healthy, Kevin King has been a solid starter in Green Bay’s secondary. But the 2017 second-round pick has missed 17 games in his first two seasons, and has only started 11 games. This is an important third year for King, who needs to stay healthy.
The Packers were clearly confident in their young talent at cornerback when they decided not to re-sign Bashaud Breeland this offseason, who went on to sign a one-year deal worth just $2 million with the Kansas City Chiefs. Green Bay could have afforded to bring him back on a similar deal.
But if King misses time due to injury in 2019, the depth at corner would be slightly concerning. The Packers have one of the best young cornerbacks in the game with Jaire Alexander, but Josh Jackson is coming off an inconsistent rookie season and needs to improve. If King misses time, who would start at corner with Alexander? Jackson would be one option, as would veteran Tramon Williams.
The Packers did add depth to the secondary by selecting Ka’Dar Hollman on the final day of the draft. When fully healthy, the cornerback position should be a strength for this defense. But King is a key part of that, and this is an important season for him.