​Each passing game, the Green Bay Packers playoff hopes fade away. The "wait until next week" door is officially closed as they fell to 4-6-1 after ​their loss to the Vikings on Sunday Night FootballIf there is one thing the team can rally around, besides Aaron Rodgers, it is the surprising production of their 2018 ​NFL draft class. 

Rookie cornerback ​​Jaire Alexander (18th overall from Louisville ) recorded seven tackles in the Packers' loss to the Vikings. 


While Alexander hasn't grabbed an interception since Week 4, he's made up for it by collecting 29 tackles in five games since the Packers' bye week.


Then there is second-round cornerback Josh Jackson from Iowa. Though he failed to record more than five tackles in a game though the first nine weeks of the season, he now has at least seven in two of his last three contests.

The stock of rookie wide receiver's Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown has taken a hit as ​Mike McCarthy has been featuring running back Aaron Jones a lot more in recent weeks. 


Take it with a grain of salt Packers fans, but the future is looking promising even though the present has been anything but encouraging.