At worst, the Packers should be OK at cornerback this season. At best, they could have one of the most talented young cornerback rooms in the NFL. Led by second-year pro Jaire Alexander, the Packers defense should be able to hold its own up against the league’s top wide receivers. After making the PFWA All-Rookie Team last year, Alexander can lead the secondary this season.
The Packers need a consistent starter to play alongside Alexander. It could be Kevin King, but he’ll need to stay healthy. A second-year jump for Jackson could lead him to a starting position in the secondary.
With Tony Brown, rookie Ka’Dar Hollman and veteran Tramon Williams, the Packers have solid depth at the position for the first time in years. Assuming Brown continues to play well and Hollman gets a share of defensive snaps in his first season, the Packers should be able to deal with a couple of injuries at this position.
Great defenses need talent at cornerback, and to Gutekunst’s credit, he’s continued to add talent to the secondary. This group of players all have the potential to be very good, and it’s a real possibility the Packers could have the best secondary in the NFC North this season.