3. Joshua Jackson
Over the last few years, no NFL team has used more picks on their secondary than Green Bay and that wasn’t about to change in 2018. After taking Alexander in the first round, they picked up the ball-hawking Joshua Jackson in the second.
No corner in the country was more productive in 2017 than Jackson. Last season with Iowa, he finished with eight interceptions and 18 defended passes. He also never allowed a play over 30 yards, which is great news for Pettine.
Dom Capers’ defense allowed a league-high 21 passing touchdowns in 2017. And they also allowed 55 passes go for over 20-yards which was sixth worst in the NFL.
Jackson will likely fit better playing on the outside even if it’s on a rotational basis at the start. He has long arms and likes to be aggressive in press coverage. The Packers have lacked the ability to re-route receivers with physicality, which is where Jackson comes in. King was unable to jam effectively with a nagging shoulder, but that has since been corrected with surgery.
If King and Jackson are on the outside disrupting receivers at the line of scrimmage, the Packers should be able to limit deep throws.