3 surprise standouts from Packers OTAs this offseason

Packers cornerback Carrington Valentine and wide receiver Jeff Cotton
Packers cornerback Carrington Valentine and wide receiver Jeff Cotton / USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin / USA TODAY
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1. Carrington Valentine, CB

The Packers' top four at cornerback is set with Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas, Eric Stokes, and Keisean Nixon, but the final roster spots behind them are up for grabs.

Rookie Carrington Valentine has made the most of his opportunities at OTAs.

"I thought CV has done an unbelievable job. You can really see the body movement skills that he possesses, and he's been working hard," head coach Matt LaFleur said. "He certainly has the talent. It's on him to put it all together and go out there and do it in the preseason."

According to The Athletic's Matt Schneidman, Valentine had two one-on-one matchups with Romeo Doubs. He impressed on both, breaking up one of the passes from Jordan Love.

"Carrington Valentine is all over it, and I mean all over it," said Andy Herman of the Pack-A-Day podcast about the pass breakup.

There is an opening on the roster at cornerback. With Alexander and Douglas absent at OTAs and Stokes still working his way back from injury, Valentine has had more opportunities on the practice field. And he is making the most of it.

While there is a long way to go before the Packers reduce their roster to 53 players at the end of the summer, Valentine is off to a good start and is putting his name in the mix for the CB5 spot.

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