The Green Bay Packers are headed into a 2023 season with uncertain expectations. With the pending Aaron Rodgers trade, no one really knows what their ceiling will be in 2023. However, their defense can certainly improve from last year. Prior to the 2022-23 season, many predicted the Packers’ defense to be a top-five unit in the NFL. They didn’t look the part until nearly midway through the season which caused them to finish middle of the pack in most defensive rankings. This season will see the return of Rashan Gary, and possibly, another stud cornerback.
Green Bay Packers Meet With CB Tyrique Stevenson
According to Ian Rapoport:
Miami CB Tyrique Stevenson has had recent visits with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers and also has a visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars scheduled for Sunday,
According to Pro Football Network:
In 2022, Stevenson returned as a starting boundary CB for the Hurricanes. More often than not, he dissuaded QBs from throwing his way. And when they tested him, he capitalized, logging career-high figures in both interceptions (2) and pass deflections (7), as well as recording 1.5 tackles for loss.
After his career-best campaign, Stevenson declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. Along the way, he also earned an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, where he stood out against premier competition. It’s all led to this point — the doorstep of the 2023 NFL Draft. And at the event, there’s a chance Stevenson could command early-round billing.
Few cornerbacks on the 2023 NFL Draft circuit are more well-put together than Stevenson. The Miami CB stands at 6’0″ and around 200 pounds, with an extremely strong and dense frame. He also has excellent proportional length, with arms that measure over 32″. Stevenson’s frame is an asset for him, as is his natural athleticism.
The Miami CB is a supremely explosive athlete who brings excellent closing speed coming downhill. He’s an instant long-striding accelerator with elite explosive capacity. That explosiveness helps him recover from transitions that aren’t as clean, and it, along with his speed, allows him to quickly undercut routes.
At the NFL Combine Stevenson recorded:
- 38.5″ vertical jump
- 10′ 5″ broad jump
- 4.45 40 yard dash
- 7.09 second three cone drill
Stevenson would bring more speed and explosiveness to a Green Bay Packers secondary that already seems to have three solid corners. However, if the Packers decide to play Rasul Douglas at safety more often than not in 2023, it could open the door to add another CB.
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