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Thursday Cheese Curds: Eric Stokes won’t be unnoticed much longer

The Packers’ rookie corner is playing well in year one.

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The best thing you can say about Eric Stokes’ rookie season so far is that it’s been pretty uninteresting. That’s a pretty big statement for a guy with a legitimate claim as the fastest player on the team, much less one who’s been starting for most of the season.

But by and large, Stokes has gone unnoticed week in and week out. Short of making big plays on the ball every Sunday, that’s the best-case scenario. Ideally, your defensive backs (especially your young ones) will be all but invisible to fans watching from home, quietly blanketing receivers and frustrating opposing quarterbacks.

That’s been the Eric Stokes experience so far, and Sunday’s win over the Ravens might have been the best example of his quiet but effective rookie season. But he’s not going to go unnoticed much longer if he keeps playing like he did in Baltimore. Holding a guy who goes by “Hollywood” to a long reception of seven yards has a way of turning heads.

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