Former second-round pick Josh Jackson needed to impress in the preseason to secure a spot on the 53-man roster after struggling in his first three seasons with the Packers. He couldn’t have made a worse start on Saturday night.
Up against a Texans offense led by quarterback Davis Mills for most of the game, Jackson was targeted regularly and was beaten far too often.
The Packers’ depth at cornerback has been a concern this summer and the team desperately needed one of their young corners to step up and make an impact in the preseason. Unfortunately for Jackson, while he struggled, Kabion Ento had a great night.
Ento was Pro Football Focus’ highest graded defensive player for the Packers in this game. He came up with an interception.
And it appears Ento’s big night hasn’t gone unnoticed. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ento is “moving up the charts it appears” and was part of the No. 2 defense with Eric Stokes during Monday’s practice, ahead of Jackson.
It’s fair to say Jackson needs to turn things around quickly or the former second-round pick will be at risk of not even making the Packers’ 53-man roster at the beginning of next month.