Selecting Randall was a surprise, but doubling up at cornerback was even more puzzling. But once again, Thompson hit his pick out the park.
Rollins finished his rookie campaign with two interceptions and a sack, with both picks taking place in the win over St. Louis in Week 5. It was Rollins’ finest display of the season. He returned one of the interceptions 45 yards for a touchdown and also recorded two pass defenses.
Rollins’ role grew as the season went on, and you could argue he was playing than first-rounder Randall at the backend of the year. The former basketball player became an instant hit on the Packers’ defense and looks to have an outstanding future.
While Sam Shields recovered from a concussion, Rollins spent time outside opposite Randall. Overall, it was a solid season for the rookie. He’s far from the finished article, but has sky-high potential in Dom Capers’ defense. Rollins did drop four potential interceptions.
The 2015 draft class was a strong one by Thompson. Randall and Rollins could form a strong 1-2 punch at cornerback over the coming seasons. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
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