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Cheese Curds, 5/7: New Packers Jaire Alexander & Josh Jackson begin competition

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The two top picks aren’t necessarily in direct competition with one another, but they will be compared to each other throughout their careers.

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Any time an NFL team drafts multiple players at the same position together in the NFL Draft, comparisons between the individuals will last throughout their careers. We still think back to Antuan Edwards, Fred Vinson, and Mike McKenzie from the 1999 draft, for example, while 2017 picks Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones will forever be linked as well.

This year, it’s Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson, the two cornerbacks whom the Packers selected with their first- and second-round picks. This weekend, the two rookies got to practice in their new uniforms for the first time, and they have already begun to bond on and off the field.

Meanwhile, the Packers’ punting situation has already been settled and we have some other news from rookie camp to go over on this fine Monday morning as well.

Rookie punter JK Scott has eventful first day in Green Bay | Packers.com
The Packers' fifth-round pick got to Green Bay, signed with his favorite NFL team, and then found out that he won the punting job before even stepping out onto the field.

In Aaron Rodgers era, Packers find success turning tackles into guards | Packersnews.com
This is hardly news, but in light of the Cole Madison pick, it's worth revisiting just how often this has happened since Ted Thompson and Rodgers' arrival.

Packers prioritized becoming ‘bigger football team’ | Packers Wire
The Packers focused on adding speed last offseason after losing to the Falcons in the NFC Championship in 2016; this spring the focus has been on size. As far as the early draft picks go, Jaire Alexander won't help in that realm, but Josh Jackson certainly should.

No. 2 could be no. 1: Second-round pick Josh Jackson might push starters | ESPN
Jackson will bring a very different dimension to the cornerbacks room than Alexander does; Jackson is the bigger and more physical of the two, and that could earn him some early playing time.

(Here’s another interesting nugget from that story: the Packers were apparently seriously considering Washington Huskies wideout Dante Pettis as the draft board approached 45, until the Washington pro team traded up to pick him at 44.)

NFL Draft 2018: Wisconsin DL Conor Sheehy Scouting Report - Bucky's 5th Quarter
For those unfamiliar with Sheehy, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent, here's a look from joint APC-B5Q contributor Owen Riese at SB Nation's Wisconsin blog.

Panthers DB coach resigned following investigation - NFL.com
Curtis Fuller played for the Packers for a little over one year in the early 2000s, suiting up for ten games in Green and Gold. There are few details on what the investigation concluded, but it clearly was serious and significant.

Bruce Arians is going to spice up CBS’ NFL broadcasts in 2018 - SBNation.com
Jason Witten is joining the Monday Night Football booth, but I think I'm most excited to hear Arians on CBS telecasts.