Left cornerback: Damarious Randall, Ladarius Gunter
Right cornerback: Sam Shields, Quinten Rollins
One of the biggest strengths for the Packers on defense is at cornerback. Last year’s opening two draft selections, Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins, flashed a ton of potential as rookies and will see big roles in the defensive backfield in 2016.
Casey Hayward was a notable free agency departure, but the Packers have more than enough talent back there to soften the blow.
Sam Shields leads the way and is the Packers’ best corner with Randall just behind. With the defense lining up in nickel a large percentage of the time, Rollins could be poised to take over Hayward’s role as the nickelback.
There will be plenty of competition for the fourth/fifth spot on the depth chart. LaDarius Gunter — an undrafted free agent a year ago — gets my vote for the time being, but he will compete with Demetri Goodson (suspended for four games) and a host of this year’s undrafted free agents for the spot.
Micah Hyde, listed as a safety for this exercise, also offers solid depth at cornerback should there be any injury concerns to the starting trio.