7. Who will be the Packers’ starting cornerbacks?
After selecting Alexander and Jackson with their first and second round picks respectively, the Packers have a plethora of options at cornerback. Along with the two rookies, King, Williams and House also appear to be in the mix for a starting role in one way, shape or form.
For argument’s sake, let’s say the Packers are going to go with two “starting” outside corners and one slot corner for every game. That leaves three positions to be claimed by the five players.
We can pencil King is at one of the outside spots so long as he’s healthy (which could be a whole question in its own right). King played pretty well when he was on the field last year, showing a knack for throwing his body around on tackles and having the abilities to stick with just about any receiver in the league.
For the slot, it appears Alexander will get the first crack at the position, although, Williams will also push him for playing time there. It’s also important to note Mike McCarthy appears to be training both Alexander and Jackson to play inside or outside. That’s a smart move because some teams like the Atlanta Falcons prefer to put their big receivers in the slot (Julio Jones).
For the other outside spot, it will then come down to Williams, Jackson or House. Some Green Bay media members wouldn’t be surprised if House gets cut by the beginning of the season so that likely leaves Williams (at least to begin the year). If Jackson can progress nicely, he could have every opportunity to overtake him by the end of the season.