Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 10 vs. Jaguars

Green Bay Packers, Josh Jackson (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Josh Jackson
Green Bay Packers, Josh Jackson (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

2. Josh Jackson

Kevin King is still a limited participant in practice while Jaire Alexander is in the concussion protocol. That means it is likely the Packers will be without their top two corners going up against a talented Jaguars receiving corps.

D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole, Chris Conley, and Laviska Shenault (status uncertain due to a hamstring injury) are a fast and athletic group of receivers that will be difficult for a shorthanded secondary.

Josh Jackson was drafted to be one of the Packers’ top cornerbacks in 2018. When a team uses a second-round pick on a player, the hope is they become at least a solid starter. His road has been bumpy and after seeing little playing time in 2019, Jackson has been thrust into a much larger role with the injury to Kevin King.

Jackson has been the second-fiddle of Jaire Alexander for the past few games but now he will have to be the man. If Alexander can’t clear protocol, and there’s no reason to rush him back, Jackson and Chandon Sullivan will play larger roles against the talented Jaguars receivers.

Jackson has been up and down, playing well in coverage but unable to keep his hands off the receivers.

I am hoping Jackson can revert back to his Hawkeye days and become the turnover machine he was at Iowa.