Green Bay Packers: 5 units that can give them trouble in 2018-19

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3. Los Angeles Rams Secondary

The Rams spent this offseason being super aggressive to make expedite their title window. After Jared Goff‘s mini-breakout last season, management felt they needed to capitalize on the success as soon as possible. This offseason, they traded for Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. Although Talib is a bit older, for a team trying to win now, Talib still represents an upgrade over last season’s corners.

When looking at the top four cornerbacks on their depth chart, three of the four ranked inside the top 17 at the position last season per Pro Football Focus. The lone exception is former Packer Sam Shields, who was let go after concussion issues. Talib was a part of the group that gave Rodgers arguably his worst ever game as a pro with the Denver Broncos. Big physical corners have given the Packers trouble in the past, but that needs to change before taking on the Rams.

Peters has been a polarizing figure in recent years. He’s been one of the best players from his 2015 draft class with a frequent nose for the ball. However, the Kansas City Chiefs chose to trade him this year, due to presumed attitude issues. Talib and Peters may not be around for long. However, they are around this year, and if Philbin doesn’t scheme his receivers, Rodgers could be seeing a lot more of Aaron Donald than he would like.