Week one of Green Bay Packers organized team activities is in the books. It's important to stress the need not to overreact, but we can still look at the takeaways from these early practices.
Positives from OTAs don't always carry through to the regular season, and things we worry about now often get resolved when the real football begins in September. All we heard about during the summer of Ja'Marr Chase's rookie season was how he couldn't stop dropping the football. Two Pro Bowls later, nobody remembers that now.
Good or bad, it's important not to overreact from the early OTAs takeaways. But let's get into some of the top stories from the first week.
Positive takeaway from Packers OTAs: Keisean Nixon set for featured role on defense
Fan-favorite Keisean Nixon made a positive start, but not for his return ability that earned him first-team All-Pro honors last season. Nixon is set for a significant role on defense this year as the Packers' slot corner.
Nixon matched up with Christian Watson regularly at practice. Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day podcast tweeted after one play that Nixon had "gorgeous coverage" on an incompletion.
"I think I'm 2-1," Nixon joked about his one-on-one matchup with Watson. "I think I got the best of him today. No, we are just getting each other better."
If Nixon can continue to play well in the slot, the Packers will have one less thing to worry about on defense.