4. Tony Brown
There is always a lot of talk of players taking the “second-year jump”. Rookies aren’t yet prepared to handle the rigors of an NFL season and tend to hit the “rookie wall”. They are usually preparing for the NFL combine and pro days with drills and activities that aren’t exactly football related, but there to improve the testing numbers.
After the rookie year players know what to expect and are put on a program to succeed, it is often in their second year that players make the most improvement.
One such player is Tony Brown. Brown has put together as good of a camp as any player on the roster. Brown took advantage of injuries at the position to work his way up to the starter opposite Jaire Alexander and Tramon Williams. Now Brown has the chance to have his play keep him there, even when Josh Jackson and Kevin King return to health.
Coming into the 2019 training camp, the Packers looked like they had a solid group of corners with Alexander, King, Williams and Jackson all returning. Now with the development of Brown and Ka’dar Hollman, the cornerback group may be the strongest it has ever been in Green Bay.