NFC North secondaries ranked from worst to best in 2023

Quarterbacks could have a tough time against some much-improved secondaries in the NFC North this season.
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1. Green Bay Packers

Projected starters: Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas, Keisean Nixon, Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford

Green Bay's defense didn't live up to expectations last season, but it's not due to a lack of talent. The Packers' cornerback depth is as good as any in the league.

An advantage the Packers have over their division rivals is an All-Pro cornerback. Jaire Alexander is one of the best in the league and is coming off a five-interception season.

Rasul Douglas has provided excellent play on the outside, making nine interceptions over the past two seasons. Douglas may keep former first-round pick Eric Stokes out of the starting lineup, which highlights the Packers' tremendous cornerback depth.

Keisean Nixon has been getting snaps at slot corner this summer, a perfect role for him in Joe Barry's defense.

But there are concerns at safety. The Packers lost Adrian Amos in free agency, who had started every game since 2019. Darnell Savage struggled last season, and the Packers desperately need him to show more consistency as he enters a contract year.

Rudy Ford is the frontrunner to replace Amos in the starting lineup, but he faces competition from Jonathan Owens and Tarvarius Moore.

Even with uncertainty at safety, the Packers still have the best secondary in the NFC North.

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