Kabion Ento’s transition from college wide receiver to NFL cornerback has hit another roadblock. Packers reporter Ryan Wood says Ento broke a bone in his foot in practice on Tuesday and had surgery Wednesday.
CB Kabion Ento won’t practice today, or anytime soon. Ento left Tuesday‘s practice at Lambeau Field with a broken bone in his foot, per source. He had surgery Wednesday. Timetable for his return is unknown. Tough for a young CB the #Packers really liked on their PS last season.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 28, 2020
A true project player, Ento was a fairly good all-around athlete with good size and leaping ability to burn: he posted a 41.5-inch vertical leap at Colorado’s pro day. He spent 2019 on the Packers practice squad as he worked on a position switch, having played wide receiver in college.
Even if Ento wasn’t likely to make a big contribution this year, the Packers are still fairly thin at corner. Beyond starters Jaire Alexander and Kevin King, the Packers have few promising options other than Chandon Sullivan. Sullivan was good in limited exposure last year, but he’ll be asked to make a big jump in 2020. 2018 second-round pick Josh Jackson has reportedly been better playing exclusively on the outside in camp, but questions remain about his long-term viability as well.
Outside of those players, the Packers currently only have Ka’Dar Hollman, Stanford Samuels, DaShaun Amos, and Will Sunderland available at corner.