It took two preseason games for Green Bay Packers second-round draft pick Josh Jackson to get his first interception. First-round cornerback Jaire Alexander refused to be outdone.
After sitting out the Packers’ preseason opener, Alexander played limited snaps in the second game against the Steelers. However, he has been on the field almost the entire first half for the Packers’ defense against the Oakland Raiders in his second game (the Packers’ third), and he landed his first pick as a professional in the second quarter.
Alexander was covering Dwayne Harris, who ran a deep post and appeared to get behind the rookie. However, Connor Cook’s pass was a little bit underthrown, allowing Alexander to reach up and make a magnificent catch.
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First NFL interception for @JaireAlexander! #GBvsOAK #GoPackGo pic.twitter.com/kaGWdx13zZ— Green Bay Packers (@packers) August 25, 2018
Hopefully this is the first of many, many interceptions for Alexander this season and in his Packers career. Jackson does still have one advantage over Alexander so far, however; he took his pick last week back for a touchdown.