Packers: Power ranking NFC North by position groups

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Chandon Sullivan, Jaire Alexander
Green Bay Packers, Chandon Sullivan, Jaire Alexander (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /


1. Packers

One big strengths of the Packers’ defense is the secondary. Even after not re-signing Tramon Williams, Green Bay still has a strong top three of Jaire Alexander (17 pass defenses, two interceptions in 2019), Kevin King (15 pass defenses, five interceptions), and Chandon Sullivan (six pass defenses, one interception).

They are also deep at safety led by starters Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage. Getting Raven Greene healthy and also adding Vernon Scott to the mix helps the Packers’ secondary rank first in the division.

2. Lions

Even after trading away Darius Slay, Detroit still has talent at cornerback with third overall pick Jeff Okudah and former Pro Bowler Desmond Trufant. The Lions have young talent in the secondary, but they will need to play well given their lack of pass-rushing depth.

3. Bears

The Bears have an All-Pro duo at cornerback and safety with Kyle Fuller and Eddie Jackson, but depth is the real issue behind those two. And that wasn’t helped after losing Artie Burns for the year with a torn ACL. Rookie corner Jaylon Johnson could get extended playing time early on.

4. Vikings

The Vikings have a dominant safety combination with Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris, but there is a lot of uncertainty at cornerback. Will Mike Hughes start? He only has five NFL starts to his name. What role will first-round pick Jeff Gladney have this year? There’s a lot of uncertainty, which isn’t ideal in a division featuring Davante Adams, Allen Robinson, and Kenny Golladay.

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