The Green Bay Packers selected back-to-back corners in the 2015 draft but Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins turned out to be major disappointments. Randall is now with Cleveland and Rollins is recovering from a torn Achilles.
In great need of corner help, the Packers spent back-to-back picks at the top of the draft, with a little wheeling and dealing mixed in.
GM Brian Gutekunst selected Jaire Alexander (CB) out of Louisville with the 18th pick in the first round. He came back the next day and selected Iowa’s Josh Jackson with the 45th overall pick.
Gutekunst started the day on Friday not thinking about taking another defensive back, but when Josh Jackson was still on the board, that changed things.
Jackson had a fantastic season at Iowa last season. He led the nation with eight interceptions. He had two last season that he returned for touchdowns against the Badgers. [Read more…]