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Green Bay Packers: Report Surfaces That Team Is Backing Out Of Acquiring 6′ 2″ Playmaker

Clemson, South Carolina; Clemson cornerback Nate Wiggins (2) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first quarter against Florida Atlantic at Memorial Stadium.

I absolutely think Nate Wiggins will be great! He has great athleticism and has great coverage skills. Wiggins is lengthy and is able to flip his waist quite fast in coverage which allows him to play sticky coverage. And to top it all off, Nate is super fast. He ran a 4.28 forty yard dash.

So, why do I think he won’t be a Green Bay Packer? I mean he has the height, he has the athleticism, and he has the tape. What’s the problem?

At the NFL Combine, he weighed in at 173lbs. This doesn’t make the threshold that the Packers have set for the weight of a Packers corner, that threshold being 185-190lbs.

Here are some example weights for corners drafted by the Packers:

2023 – Carrington Valentine – 189lbs

2021 – Eric Stokes – 194lbs

2021 – Shemar Jean-Charles – 184lbs

2019 – Ka’dar Hollman – 196lbs

2018 – Jaire Alexander – 196lbs

2018 – Josh Jackson – 196lbs

2017 – Kevin King – 200lbs

As you can see, the Packers have only drafted two corners since 2017 that were under 190lbs. One was Valentine, who was drafted in the 7th round and is just one pound under 190, and the other was Jean-Charles who was drafted in the 5th round.

Nate Wiggins doesn’t come off as a Packers-y pick. His run defense is suspect and he can be beat by larger receivers at the top of the route if he has to put hands on them.

Will The Packers Invest In Cornerback In The Draft?

Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Colbie Young (4) celebrates scoring a touch down against Clemson Tigers cornerback Nate Wiggins (2) during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium.

Establishing a stud across from Jaire Alexander will be a top priority for the Packers.

Due to injuries to Eric Stokes over the last two seasons and Jaire Alexander’s up-and-down 2023 season, the Packers need all the depth they can get.

Last season, the Packers called on Carrington Valentine and Corey Ballentine when the secondary was dealing with a string of injuries. Alexander, Stokes, and Keisean Nixon (in the slot) are Green Bay’s projected starting cornerbacks heading into the NFL draft.

LB, S, and LT are widely thought to be the Packers’ top three positions of need heading into the draft.  However, CB is right up there as well.

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