Packers roster breakdown: Analyzing defense position by position

Green Bay Packers, Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Jaire Alexander – Mandatory Credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK /

Cornerbacks (7)

Active: Jaire Alexander, Kevin King, Chandon Sullivan, Eric Stokes, Isaac Yiadom, Shemar-Jean Charles

PS: Kabion Ento

In Jaire Alexander, the Packers have one of the league’s best cover corners. Behind Alexander is Kevin King, who is a passable starting corner, and first-round pick Eric Stokes, who the team is really high on.

Chandon Sullivan should see time in the slot and will serve as the team’s fourth corner. Isaac Yiadom ended up being a trade worth making for the Packers — you could do worse than Yiadom as your fifth corner. He’ll also contribute on special teams.

Shemar Jean-Charles doesn’t appear ready for NFL action just yet, but definitely has the fluid hips it takes to play in the slot. I remain high on Jean-Charles as a contributor in the future. Kabion Ento will be elevated throughout the year. He’s a player who has developed nicely and earned a shot at the 53 — he just needs to improve his tackling.

Safeties (5)

Active: Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Henry Black, Vernon Scott

PS: Innis Gaines

Adrian Amos is as steady as they come, he just never seems to make a mistake. His presence alone helps a player like Darnell Savage tremendously. The pairing has a chance to be great under new D-coordinator Joe Barry. Savage is just scratching the surface of his potential and could have a breakout season as one of the team’s best play-makers.

Henry Black will serve as the team’s third safety and special teams ace. He had a nice preseason and is a sure tackler. Vernon Scott also showed flashes and will provide the most value on special teams.

Innis Gaines has great size and speed for the position. He is the kind of player that should get elevated at some point. He has some potential.

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