The Green Bay Packers are picking higher than expected coming into last season, but that has a lot to do with Aaron Rodgers breaking his collarbone. This offseason, the team has done a lot of things to anger their star quarterback, including firing his quarterback’s coach, and releasing his favorite weapon in Jordy Nelson. Still, the Packers will be solid with Rodgers back under center next season, but the defense needs work during the NFL Draft.
The secondary for Green Bay has been atrocious in recent seasons, and they should spend their top pick on the unit. One player who should be called in the first half of the first round is Josh Jackson, who is one of the better cornerbacks in this draft class. Jackson led the FBS in interceptions last season, and has the kind of cover skills you look for in a player who is going to be the top corner on your depth chart.
Two years ago, the Packers made a stellar run to the NFC title game, where they were shredded by Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. They have not done much to fix the secondary since, and they even got rid of Demarious Randall this offseason. Jackson makes a lot of sense for Green Bay at No. 14, as they try to make this secondary at least serviceable next season in a very tough NFC North.