Packers 53-man roster predictions 2022: Cornerbacks

Green Bay Packers, Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

What Green Bay Packers fans are about to witness could be a very special season from Joe Barry’s defense.

This is especially true at the cornerback position.

The team has arguably the best trio of cornerbacks in the entire league at their disposal. But who will prove themselves worthy enough to back them up in case an injury or two happens? All of that is about to be predicted right now.

Packers 53-man roster predictions: Cornerbacks

Jaire Alexander: Fresh off his new four-year, $84 million deal, the All-Pro Alexander is arguably the best cornerback in the game.

Despite an injury-shortened season in 2021, the former Louisville Cardinal fought back to play in the postseason. Not only is he a shutdown, play-making defender, but he is resilient. That is something all defenses could benefit from, but the Packers are the only ones that are benefiting from Alexander.

Rasul Douglas: Speaking of resilient, Douglas is the definition of that, too. After spending time on three different practice squads, Douglas came to Green Bay in October to help step up for injured players.

He did a little bit more than that. He led the team in interceptions with five, including two pick-sixes. The former West Virginia Mountaineer also set a career-high in tackles with 52 in just 12 games. The former Super Bowl winner has found a home in Green Bay, especially after signing a new three-year, $24 million deal.

Eric Stokes: The former Georgia Bulldog had one heck of a rookie season. He led all rookies in passes defensed with 14. He finished eighth in completion percentage allowed (49.5%). His 4.2 speed signifies that he is arguably the fastest cornerback in the game.

His talent and ball awareness are next level. Alexander, Douglas, and Stokes played in just one game together last season.

Keisean Nixon: Nixon was signed earlier this offseason after the addition of special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, who was his interim head coach in Las Vegas last season.

In addition to playing 55% of the team’s snaps on special teams last season for the Raiders, he played 11% of the team’s defensive snaps at corner while starting two games over the last two seasons at cornerback.

Nixon will make this roster because of his special teams abilities, but he has demonstrated that he can play cornerback and play it well.

Shemar Jean-Charles: The sophomore played in 14 games for the Packers as a rookie in a reserve role. In his senior season at Appalachian State, he was named a First-Team All-American. Playing a ton of snaps behind Alexander, Douglas, and Stokes is a difficult proposition. But give Jean-Charles more snaps where they can be found and more production will follow.