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2022 NFL Draft Ultimate Preview: Cornerbacks

The Green Bay Packers have a superb trio of cornerbacks with Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas and Eric Stokes. Where is the depth? It's in the 2022 NFL Draft class.

GREEN BAY, Wis. – With a healthy Jaire Alexander, the return of Rasul Douglas and the growth of Eric Stokes, the Green Bay Packers have a potentially superb trio of cornerbacks. The depth is negligible, though, meaning they might be searching for help in the 2022 NFL Draft.

State of the Packers

For his career, 2020 All-Pro Jaire Alexander has allowed a completion rate of only 49.2 percent. When Alexander went down last year with a shoulder injury, the Packers signed Douglas off Arizona’s practice squad. He allowed a 45.3 percent completion rate in a season-saving performance. Stokes, the team’s first-round pick, allowed a 46.2 percent completion rate.

That’s three starters who allowed sub-50 percent completions. However, the depth chart is beyond thin. Kevin King and Isaac Yiadom weren’t retained, and Chandon Sullivan signed with rival Minnesota. That leaves the unaccomplished quartet of Keisean Nixon, Shemar Jean-Charles, Kabion Ento and Kiondre Thomas. That’s weak, and midseason additions like Douglas don’t come along every year.

Jean-Charles, a fifth-round pick last year with slot potential, barely played as a rookie. His growth will be key if the Packers don’t use a premium pick to upgrade the unit.

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