Last year the Packers needed defensive linemen so bad that they couldn’t even get out of nickel defense because they didn’t have the bodies to make their defense work. This year, they need secondary players.
Losing Micah Hyde in free agency cost them, and I think they noticed. Longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers is no long there, so expect the Packers to be a bit more traditional in what they do.
But, regardless of a more tradition look or not, they still need a shutdown cornerback. Josh Jackson was a first-year starter this season for the Hawkeyes, but notched eight interceptions and showed he’s the real deal. At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, he’s the kind of corner the Packers like.
Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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