Packers 2018 Draft: Recapping the defensive backs at the combine
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By Joe D'Aloisio

The Green Bay Packers need to address their secondary in the upcoming draft. How did the projected top prospects that have been linked to the Packers perform at the NFL Scouting Combine?

The defensive backs were the final group to perform in Indianapolis at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine and the Packers were watching closely.

Despite using last year’s first two draft picks on improving the unit (Kevin King and Josh Jones), Green Bay struggled immensely. The Packers allowed 236.8 passing yards per game, 23rd in the NFL.

They also allowed 55 plays for 20-plus yards, 27th in the league.

According to Ryan Wood of, Green Bay had formal interviews with Ohio State corner Denzel Ward and Florida State safety Derwin James.

Ward ran a 4.32-seconds 40-yard dash, tied for the fastest time with LSU’s Donte Jackson and Tulane’s Parry Nickerson. He posted the top broad jump and was tied for second in the vertical jump.

On the bench press, Ward completed 16 reps, eighth best in the group.

However, the former Buckeye told NFL Network reporter Kimberly Jones that he hurt his ankle, which is why he did not perform the 3-cone drill and the 20-yard...

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