With the fourteenth overall pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Green Bay Packers select:
Josh Jackson; Defensive Back from the University of Iowa.
What a difference a pro day makes. For Josh Jackson, improving his 40 time to 4.47 was only the beginning; his broad jump of 123 inches and his vertical jump of 40 inches no less. His positioning drills were also much smoother and fluid like the ones we saw on tape en route to him having his FBS leading eight interceptions. His 6’1, 196 lbs. frame allows him to be as phsyical as possible with some of the bigger Wide Receivers in the division like Adam Thielen and Marvin Jones Sr. What will be greatly appreciated is that Josh is a more ready cornerback prospect than the recently traded Demarius Randall. Granted, not all is perfect for Jackson. While he did improve on his 40 time, deep threats are generally an issue with him. If that is not bad enough, biting very hard on a playfake usually gets you in Coach McCarthy’s doghouse faster than one tends to believe. Still, his productivity and athletic capabilities outweigh many of the teachable flaws in his game.