Predicting the Packers’ cornerback depth chart in 2020.
The Green Bay Packers have invested a lot of early-round draft choices at cornerback, although major questions remain entering 2020.
The biggest question now is who will replace Tramon Williams in the slot. Williams could still be re-signed, but it’s yet to happen which suggests the Packers have possibly moved on.
Here’s a look at the possible Week 1 depth chart:
Packers CB depth chart predictions
- Jaire Alexander
- Kevin King
- Chandon Sullivan
- Josh Jackson
- Ka’dar Hollman
- Stanford Samuels
The top two positions are set. Barring an injury to either player, Jaire Alexander and Kevin King are the starters on the outside. And for good reason. They played well together in 2019, finishing with a combined 32 pass breakups and seven interceptions.
Williams played in the slot last season, finishing with eight pass breakups and two interceptions. He played a valuable role in the secondary and won’t be easy to replace.
Of a young cornerback group, Chandon Sullivan is the likely choice to replace Williams in the slot. Sullivan made six pass breakups and an interception, but he is a young player and didn’t make any starts last season. The Packers would be losing a lot of experience by not re-signing Williams.
The bottom three names on the depth chart are all unproven.
Josh Jackson played fewer than 10 percent of the defensive snaps in 2019, according to Pro Football Reference. This is a make-or-break season for the former second-round pick. Ka’dar Hollman played a total of four defensive snaps last season. Stanford Samuels is an undrafted free agent and is yet to play an NFL snap.
These three players could all make an impact this season, but for now, they are unproven in the NFL.
The Packers have a young secondary. All six cornerbacks are 25 or younger. King and Samuels are the oldest, both 25.
Green Bay has young talent at cornerback, but injuries at the top of the depth chart could be a problem in 2020.