It’s one thing for first round pick Randall to shine as a rookie, but it’s another for the Packers’ second round pick — Quinten Rollins out of Miami — to make a big impact from year one. But that’s exactly what Rollins did. He was graded as the Packers’ second-best cornerback by Pro Football Focus, just behind Hayward.
Rollins’ best game was in the Week 5 win over St. Louis. He made two interceptions on the day (his only two all season), taking one back to the house to give Green Bay full control on the game. Rollins also recorded a sack and six defended passes.
The young corner is far from the finished product, but the Packers are rightfully excited with what they have in Rollins. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder was arguably playing better football than Randall at the backend of the year.
Hayward’s future will have a say in how big of a role Rollins has on defense initially in 2016, but he is going to be making plays in the Green Bay secondary for years to come. Successfully replacing Williams and House was never going to be easy, but the Packers have found two diamonds in the opening rounds of last year’s draft.
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