Cornerback is Packers’ biggest need heading into draft
Need #1: Cornerback
I must admit, Christian Barmore would probably be my best-case scenario selection. However, I think CB is a position Green Bay is in real need of. Jaire Alexander is elite but they are very thin beyond that.
The Packers shocked the fanbase when they decided to bring Kevin King back on a one-year, $6 million deal. Many speculated that King would not be returning with his brutal performance in the NFC Championship game still fresh on the mind.
They also brought back slot corner Chandon Sullivan; both of these players were quite inconsistent throughout 2020. This cornerback class just so happens to be really deep and this could be another option for the Packers to stack at the position.
In my opinion, the biggest opportunity Green Bay has is at CB. If Barmore isn’t there I fully expect them to select a CB at 29 and they may have quite a few to choose from depending on how the board falls.
The bigger names like Jaycee Horn and Patrick Surtain II will almost certainly not be there but there should still be plenty to choose from. Another good CB could possibly put the Packers’ defense over the edge and would be a great addition to an already awesome secondary.
Players to watch:
- Greg Newsome II
- Asante Samuel Jr.
- Elijah Molden
- Eric Stokes