Green Bay Packers: 5 players in the spotlight vs the Detroit Lions

Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images /
2 of 6

5. Kevin King

Kevin King missed last week’s game with an injury, but should be good to go for the Packers in Week 5. And, boy, will Green Bay need him.

When healthy, King is the best corner the Packers have. His combination of height and speed make him a good matchup for the traditional outside receivers. Behind him, the Packers are talented. Rookies Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson have already proven they belong in this league and veteran Tramon Williams is still solid even in his advanced age. Green Bay also added Bashaud Breeland who would be a No. 2 corner on most teams.

King will likely matchup against Kenny Golladay. Golladay is one of the trio of dangerous Lions’ wide receivers which also includes Marvin Jones Jr. and slot-man extraordinaire Golden Tate. So far this season, Golladay has 23 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns. King will have to slow Golladay down in order to take the Lions out of their rhythm offensively.