Prior to the 2018 NFL draft many draft boards had Josh Jackson as a first round pick. However, with the 18th pick the Packers drafted Jaire Alexander. Regardless, Josh Jackson fell into the Packers’ lap in the second round. At the time everyone thought Jackson and Alexander were prime to take over while Kevin King struggled early. However, two seasons later, King and Alexander both just had their best pro seasons. Meanwhile, Josh Jackson struggled to find the field. Is 2020 the year where fans will get to see the college superstar make an impact in the NFL.
Jackson’s biggest issue will be finding a way up the roster. The Packers’ in a way halted Jackson’s development by trying to play him in the slot his first two seasons. Naturally, not being his suited position, he struggled. However, in 2020 training camp, all reports say that he has been lining up outside, and making some plays.
The biggest issue with Jackson playing his best position, is that it may be too late. Three years in and he is now being used exclusively outside? Jaire Alexander and Kevin King are slated to be a top cornerback duo in 2020, and Jackson wont find the field often. His best bet to find the field was in the slot, but Chandon Sullivan has clearly locked that position down.
This is a contract year for Kevin King. If the Packers trust Josh Jackson enough based on camp and limited in game play, they could let King walk. Although, at first thought, letting King walk sounds foolish. However, the Packers have two even bigger names in need of new contracts, Aaron Jones and David Bakhtiari.