Ranking Packers position groups from worst to best in 2023

  • Big year incoming for pass rush
  • WR group is young, but talented
  • More question marks than weaknesses?
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4. Cornerbacks

  • Jaire Alexander
  • Eric Stokes
  • Rasul Douglas
  • Keisean Nixon
  • Carrington Valentine

Obviously, Eric Stokes is beginning the 2023 season on the PUP, so the Packers are rolling with four corners on the active roster to open the year, but this is a very good position group and one of the top trios in the game. If Stokes could stay healthy, this might be the top trio in the game. Unfortunately, he only played nine games last year and will be limited to a maximum of 13 games this season.

Jaire Alexander is one of the premier cornerbacks in the game. Rasul Douglas has been tremendous in terms of making plays on the ball the last couple of seasons. Keisean Nixon provides depth and rookie Carrington Valentine impressed enough in the slot to push Shemar Jean-Charles off the roster.

3. Defensive line

  • Kenny Clark
  • Devonte Wyatt
  • TJ Slaton
  • Colby Wooden
  • Karl Brooks

Kenny Clark is and has been one of the NFL's most underrated defensive linemen. The Packers did lose Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry this offseason, but they have a number of young and very talented players waiting in the wings to take up the mantle.

Devonte Wyatt didn't even play a quarter of the snaps last year defensively, but the former first-round pick out of Georgia is primed for a breakout season in 2023. The same could be said for TJ Slaton, who played 333 snaps as a second-year player in the 2022 season.

Karl Brooks was a preseason star and should be a factor in the rotation in 2023.