Green Bay Packers: 2018-19 season Studs and Duds

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Stud No. 3 – Cornerback Jaire Alexander

After the Packers traded down with the opportunity to draft safety Derwin James, many, including myself, thought the team had made a major mistake. James put up a great year, but rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander looks like a stud cornerback for many years to come. After winning a battle with veteran Davon House early in training camp, Alexander was set to start on opening day. As the season wore on, he just kept getting better.

Alexander has the speed to run with any receiver that he’s matched up with, and he plays much bigger than the 5’10” size that he’s listed at. He was able to get physical at the line of scrimmage with a lot of bigger receivers that threw off the opposing team’s game plan. Against the Los Angeles Rams, he shadowed top wideout Brandin Cooks all game long to make every single catch a battle that wore Cooks out.

The team also had free agent cornerback Bashaud Breeland who performed well, that they would be wise to bring back and pair with Alexander. If third-year corner Kevin King is able to get healthy this offseason, that would present a terrifying trio the team hasn’t had in a long time. Leading it all though will be the swaggering young corner out of Louisville that is set to wreak havoc on opposing wideouts for the next decade.