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Green Bay Packers cornerback Keisean Nixon
Green Bay Packers cornerback Keisean Nixon / Mark Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Keisean Nixon the star of the show

Is there anything Keisean Nixon can't do?

We already know his ability on special teams. He was named a first-team All-Pro as a returner last season, and Nixon can play various roles on fourth down. It's on defense where Nixon looks to make a bigger impact this season.

With Eric Stokes still working his way back from injury, Nixon has gotten more opportunities to play in the slot. So far, so good.

Throughout Tuesday's practice, there were lots of tweets like this one:

And this one:

It would be great news for the defense if Nixon is comfortable in the slot. The Packers tried Rasul Douglas there last season, but he is far better on the outside. Jaire Alexander can move inside when needed, but he's a lockdown corner and may be limited if he's playing exclusively in the slot. Eric Stokes is likely also better lined up on the outside.

Nixon being able to play slot corner would solve a problem in the secondary.

Nixon can do it all. He's an All-Pro returner and is making plays on defense. Considering his return ability, it won't be surprising if Matt LaFleur finds a role for him on offense this season. The Packers are lucky to have Nixon.

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