Packers: 5 biggest 2022 draft needs based on season so far

Green Bay Packers, Brian GutekunstGpg Shareholdersmeeting 072621 Sk29
Green Bay Packers, Brian GutekunstGpg Shareholdersmeeting 072621 Sk29 /
2 of 5
Green Bay Packers, Kevin King
Green Bay Packers, Kevin King – Photo by Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY NETWORK /

4. Cornerback

The good news at cornerback is that the Packers have Jaire Alexander and Eric Stokes under contract for 2022. Alexander is one of the best at his position in football, while Stokes has shown the potential to become an excellent starter so far in his rookie season.

The problem is that outside of Alexander, Stokes, and Shemar Jean-Charles, no other cornerback currently on the 53-man roster is under contract beyond this year.

Kevin King, Rasul Douglas, Chandon Sullivan, and Isaac Yiadom are all set to hit free agency in the spring. The Packers could re-sign one or two, but as noted earlier, they’ll first need to find some cap room.

It’s entirely possible the Packers could go with Alexander and Stokes as the starters on the outside and have Jean-Charles replace Sullivan in the slot in 2022. Even then, adding more depth would be important either in free agency or the draft. The cheapest option would be through the draft, and it would also allow them to develop a young cornerback, initially as a backup.

Cornerback is one of the most important positions in football. While the Packers have two talented starting cornerbacks for 2022, they could lose a lot of depth in free agency next offseason. Cornerback could again be a need in the draft.