Packers CB Jaire Alexander serving to put together rookie WR Christian Watson: ‘Iron sharpens iron’

Listed at 6-foot-5, 208 kilos and posting a 4.36 40-yard sprint on the NFL Scouting Mix, Watson has the bodily traits to be a No. 1 receiver. He caught 43 balls for 800 yards and 7 touchdowns in his senior season and is being considered one of many second-round steals.

“It is undoubtedly an amazing expertise to get to go up in opposition to him and him clearly teaching me up, despite the fact that I am on the opposite aspect of the ball,” Watson stated.

Packers rookies getting a crash course from these reverse them on the observe subject has been a well-known state of affairs as of late. And it has been a profitable situation for essentially the most half.

Alexander skilled that himself forward of the 2018 season with Adams welcoming him to the professional stage. He went on to make 11 begins as a rookie and has since grown into one of many prime CBs within the NFL. Inexperienced Bay rewarded Alexander with a four-year, $84 million extension on Might 16.

Most just lately, CB Eric Stokes was placed on the quick observe as a first-round rookie final season. Adams was once more there to offer a glance of what it takes to cowl one of many NFL’s elite receivers, and Stokes overcame some early-season rising pains to ultimately change into the Packer’s No. 1 cowl man after Alexander went down with damage.

Changing Adams’ 123 receptions, 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns from final season is manufacturing not even established All-Professionals can promise, but the chance might be there for Watson to hit the bottom working within the Packers’ potent offense. Alexander is doing his greatest to get him prepared for a key position.