Stock up, stock down for Packers after crushing Week 1 loss to Saints

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Stock up: Elgton Jenkins

OK, let’s start with a positive.

It wasn’t a great day for Green Bay’s offensive line, but one consistent performer was Elgton Jenkins. A Pro Bowler at guard last season, Jenkins had the task of replacing David Bakhtiari at left tackle, and he played well.

According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins allowed just one pressure in the game. He also had two tackles following Aaron Rodgers interceptions, one of which saved a pick-six.

There really isn’t anything Jenkins can’t do.

Stock down: Kevin King


After his poor performance in last January’s NFC Championship Game, Kevin King needed to make a fast start to the 2021 season. Especially with first-round pick Eric Stokes waiting in the wings.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t a good Week 1 for King. King was partly at fault on Juwan Johnson’s touchdown catch. Jameis Winston’s fifth TD pass, a 55-yarder to Deonte Harris, was very much on King, who was beaten deep in coverage.

King is under real pressure. Stokes looked good despite playing limited snaps, making an important pass defense. If King continues to struggle in the coming weeks, it might only be a matter of time before the Packers’ first-round pick overtakes him on the depth chart and starts opposite Jaire Alexander.