Arguably Green Bay’s most exciting position group is cornerback. Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins—last year’s first- and second-round draft choices respectively—are poised to form a strong 1-2 punch in the defensive backfield.
Training camp will determine which of the two spends more time outside, and who operates in the slot. After strong rookie seasons, the Packers feel they have two young stars emerging in the secondary.
Sam Shields remains the Packers’ premier corner, speed his greatest asset. It showed how important he is to the team when forced to sit out with a concussion last season.
Suspended Demetri Goodson, who will miss four games, loses out to second-year LaDarius Gunter. Robertson Daniel grabs the fifth and final spot.
Micah Hyde’s versatility essentially gives the Packers a sixth corner, able to play multiple spots across the secondary.
Question marks arise in the Packers front-seven, but the secondary is stacked with talent and primed to be the headline act on defense. Staying healthy is a must as the sky is the limit.