Jaire Alexander, Josh Jackson off to strong starts for Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A breakdown of the Green Bay Packers' 2018 draft class and its progress after nearly a month of training camp:

Jaire Alexander, CB, first round: So far, Alexander's size (he's only a shade over 5-foot-10) hasn't been an issue. He had an early interception of Aaron Rodgers in practice and has brought a confidence and an energy to the secondary that has been contagious. He looks like a good bet to be the opening-day starter at the slot position in the nickel package.

Josh Jackson, CB, second round: After a slow start that was marked by penalties in practice, Jackson improved to the point where he could push Alexander for time in the slot or play outside. His pick-6 against the Steelers last week showed the kind of athleticism that had some convinced he could be a first-round pick.

Oren Burks, ILB, third round: The season-ending knee injury to Jake Ryan put Burks into a starting role. He might have ended up there anyway because he's a better athlete than Ryan, but it hastened the transition. Burks' versatility -- he also played safety and outside linebacker in college -- shows up in the way he moves.

J'Mon Moore, WR, fourth round: Perhaps the most talented of three drafted receivers, Moore has struggled to catch the ball. His hands were a big question coming out of Missouri and so far it's followed him. There's no way the Packers can trust him in games that matter yet.

Cole Madison, G, fifth round: One of the great mysteries of the season so far, Madison never showed up for training camp and remains on the did-not-report list. His agent told ESPN recently that he still intends to play but it doesn't look like he could get on the field this season. All anyone will say is he's dealing with a "personal issue."

JK Scott, P, fifth round: It was a shock when the Packers picked a punter in the fifth round but watching Scott kick in practice, it's easy to see why. He regularly boots punts that hang in the 4.7/4.8 second range. In limited game reps, however, he's been inconsistent.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, fifth round: He has the rare combination of size (6-4) and speed (4.37 40), and it showed up in the preseason opener when he caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. He looks like the most ready to play of the rookie WRs.

Equanimeous St. Brown, WR, sixth round: The biggest of three rookie WRs at 6-5, he might be the most raw. He came out early, and that might force the Packers to essentially redshirt him this season.

James Looney, DT, seventh round: It's going to be tough to crack the defensive line top five of Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Muhammad Wilkerson, Dean Lowry and Montravius Adams.

Hunter Bradley, LS, seventh round: It's easy to forget the Packers drafted a long snapper. Bradley is locked in a tight competition with street free agent Zach Triner. Of course, there's always the chance they could call back veteran Brett Goode like they've done in the past right before the season.

Kendall Donnerson, OLB, seventh round: The Packers think he has some pass-rush ability and if Donnerson shows that during the final two preseason games, perhaps he could compete for a roster spot. His athletic ability could make him valuable as a special-teams player.