How did the Green Bay Packers’ rookies perform in 2015?
For a draft-and-develop team, hitting on players in the draft is a must. The Green Bay Packers took eight swings last spring, and as we arrive at the offseason, it’s a good time to reflect on how each player performed in their debut campaigns.
A point of emphasis last offseason was to oversee big improvements on special teams. Many of the Packers’ draft picks had that in mind. Wide receiver Ty Montgomery has ability in the return game, and fullback Aaron Ripkowski was selected knowing he could find a home on special teams before taking over John Kuhn’s duties on offense.
After letting Tramon Williams and Davon House depart in free agency, the Packers needed to address their lack of depth at cornerback. GM Ted Thompson responded with a 1-2 punch in the opening two rounds, selecting Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins. Randall converted from safety, while Rollins was a former basketball player with just one year of experience at corner. Yet both were excellent picks.
Let’s take a look back the 2015 Green Bay Packers rookie class and re-grade Thompson’s draft.
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