Packers: Stealing one player from each NFC West team

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Patrick Peterson (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Patrick Peterson (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Arizona Cardinals: CB Patrick Peterson

I know adding DeAndre Hopkins seems like the fun and obvious pick from the Arizona Cardinals, but instead, I would opt for a star corner, Patrick Peterson.

Peterson would solidify the Packers secondary from day one and answer any questions that may have been raised with the reluctance to re-sign Tramon Williams. Peterson is a number one corner who would give defensive coordinator Mike Pettine a lot of options in his defense, considering the Packers already have a Pro Bowl-caliber number one in Jaire Alexander. The Packers secondary would immediately become one of the best in football with the addition of Peterson and would make the defense that much better.

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Looking back at Green Bay’s last Super Bowl victory in 2010, a key strength of that Packers team was their secondary with Nick Collins, Tramon Williams, Charles Woodson, Charlie Peprah, and a solid group of backups, including a rookie Sam Shields.

A group of Darnell Savage, Adrian Amos, Kevin King, Jaire Alexander, and Patrick Peterson would be a very formidable bunch that could do damage in the playoffs. Especially with the pass rush the Packers get from the Smith Bros. and Kenny Clark.