It's sort of a trial by fire for Watson and the other rookie Packer pass-catchers. They have to line up in practice across from All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander. And both Watson and Alexander relish the competition.
“I’m going to make it as hard as I can for those guys because I know on Sunday it’s going to pay off. Iron sharpens iron,” Alexander said earlier this month, via the team website. “However I can help to make them better, I’m going to do that.”
“It only makes me better,” Watson said. “He’ll tell me straight up exactly why he broke on my route, exactly which indicator I gave on the route, and I know if I get open then I know it was a great route for me.”