Starter: Sam Shields
To fully appreciate how important Sam Shields is to the Packers defense, go and watch the games he missed with a concussion last year. Shields has risen through the ranks in Green Bay and is now the team’s best cornerback.
He has the speed to make up ground if he is initially beaten, and Shields is good enough to cover receivers without safety help over the top. The term ‘shutdown corner’ might be a little too high praise, but he is one of the best in the NFC North.
The Packers need Shields to prove he can stay healthy as he forms a strong trio with Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins.
Backup: Quinten Rollins
Rollins is another young corner with a ton of buzz surrounding him. Like Randall, he put together a strong body of work as a rookie that leaves the team excited with his potential. One could argue the 2015 second-round pick was actually playing at a higher level than Randall by the end of the season.
Rollins has star potential, and a strong second-year jump will help the Packers secondary become one of the league’s very best.
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