Rating Green Bay’s Players: CB and S

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In this next post, I will be rating all of the Green Bay Packers’ CB’s and S’s. Let’s get to it.

Cornerbacks

Tramon Williams (B+)
Williams has proven that even in his 30’s, he still knows how to play football. He played very well against the Steelers in week 2 of the preseason. He even managed a pick six on the first play of the game. Not only is he a good teacher, he can still play at a high level in the NFL.

Josh Jackson (B)
Jackson has been better than first rounder Jaire Alexander so far, but that may be due to Alexander being held back with injury. Against the Steelers, he allowed no pass completions in his direction, and had a pick six just like Williams. His ball-hawking abilities are coming alive at the right time.

Jaire Alexander (B-)
Due to a groin injury, Alexander has only played a limited amount of snaps during the preseason. But, he has been a standout in practice, having already picked off Aaron Rodgers. Only time will tell if he plays in preseason week 3 against the Raiders. If he does, he needs to impress.

Davon House (B-)
After a miserable 2017 season, House is looking better than then. Already doing quite well in practice and preseason. He is also a key veteran presence with Tramon Williams to give advice to the young corners.

Kevin King (B-)
Yet another injured cornerback, King is looking for a bounce back season after a 2017 year which ended with him on injured reserve. He hasn’t played in the preseason yet, but once we get to the regular season, expect improvement from the practice standout.

Lenzy Pipkins (C+)
Pipkins came onto the active roster last season after Kevin King went down. He was a sufficient backup, playing the rest of the season. Now, he’s looking to make the 53 man roster, and with the way he’s going, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did.

Josh Hawkins (C)
After struggling last year, Hawkins still looks rusty, but getting better as time goes on. He’s a wild card to make the 53 man roster, but anything can happen.

Herb Waters (C)
While Waters most likely won’t make the team, he has been decent during camp, and can make the practice squad.

Demetri Goodson (C-)
After a devastating injury during the 2016 season and missing most of 2017, Goodson is struggling, and that will not help his bid for the roster. I don’t have him making it.

Donatello Brown (D+)
He logged his first pick of practice a few days ago, but has been relatively unimpressive otherwise.

Quinton Rollins (D-)
I really lowered his ranking for good reason. He’s been pretty bad during practice and the preseason. He may not even make the practice squad, which could spell doom for his career.

Safeties

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (B)
He made the pro bowl in 2016, but he really had a slump during the 2017 season. He’s looking to make up for it in 2018. So far, he’s been decent during the preseason, but didn’t have the best game against the Steelers. None of the safeties did, really. It’s a contract year for him, and if he doesn’t improve, then I don’t know what to say.

Kentrell Brice (B-)
After a near scare in camp with injury, Brice is back, and so far looking like the second best safety behind Clinton-Dix. He will make the 53 man roster due to extreme lack of depth at safety. He’s fine overall.

Josh Jones (C+)
We all thought Jones would be the number two safety, but he’s struggled in recent days, meaning Brice will most likely get the nod. But, Jones is able to play a hybrid role, so with lack of depth at linebacker, he could be placed there.

Marwin Evans (C)
Evans has been quiet most of the time, but I still see him making the roster as a backup.

Jermaine Whitehead (C)
Whitehead will also most likely make the roster as a backup.

Raven Greene (D+)
Greene has done nothing impressive all of camp, leaving him as the odd man out among the safeties.

In my final ratings post, I will do the special teams players.

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