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Nov 22, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils defensive back Damarious Randall (3) intercepts a pass intended for Washington State Cougars wide receiver Robert Lewis (15) in the first quarter at Sun Devil Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The writers felt that the Packers and specifically Ted Thompson, left some value on the board in spots.
For instance, reaching for Damarious Randall in the first round and letting a stellar defensive tackle like Malcolm Brown fall to the Patriots, had some analysts confused.
It was widely known that the cornerback position needed to be addressed … and quickly. Most thought that Thompson acted out of mild desperation with the Randall pick, as he saw talent coming off the board. It is widely accepted that the Packers wouldn’t have reached for Randall had Thompson known that talent like Quinton Rollins would still be available on day two.
However, the Packers are now even more equipped to handle issues in the secondary, with two rare talents at hybrid positions. While both Rollins and Randall are true “projects,” the Packers have the right people in place to develop them into stars, worthy of their draft designation.
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