Cornerback is a premium position in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers have a number of good ones.
More and more, cornerbacks are becoming a crucial piece of NFL defenses, including those playing for the Green Bay Packers.
Passing games are becoming more explosive and the rule changes keep putting defenses on the back foot. The secondary was once a weakness for the Green Bay Packers, but is now arguably the team’s deepest unit.
The Packers spend a lot of time in nickel, which requires plenty of depth at the cornerback position. After losing Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency last year, GM Ted Thompson doubled up at the position in the opening two rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft, selecting Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins.
Both were expected to gradually become key parts of the Packers’ defense, but they burst onto the scene as rookies and made the transition from Williams and House seamless. Paired up with Sam Shields and Casey Hayward, the Packers entered the season with plenty of depth at corner.
Let’s take a look back at each member on the depth chart and grade their performances in the 2015 season. We’ll start with the fastest and most talented cornerback on the team, Sam Shields.
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