Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jackson

Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jackson

Packers sign second-rounder Josh Jackson

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The Packers selected two cornerbacks in the first two rounds of this year’s draft and they now have both of them under contract.

The team announced on Thursday that second-round pick Josh Jackson has agreed to his deal. First-rounder Jaire Alexander signed earlier this week and the Packers now have 10 of their 11 picks under contract. Third-round linebacker Oren Burks remains unsigned.

Jackson was a wide receiver when he arrived at Iowa, but the move to the other side of the ball proved to be a good one as he developed into one of the top cornerbacks in the country last season. He was named an All-American after intercepting eight passes and returning two for touchdowns for the Hawkeyes in 2017.

He and Alexander should both be in the mix for early playing time on a Packers defense that’s been revamped this offseason with new coordinator Mike Pettine taking over for Dom Capers.

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via ProFootballTalk

May 17, 2018 at 08:27AM


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