13. Damarious Randall
There’s no getting around how atrocious Randall was in 2016, as he was initially thrust into the role of the team’s top cornerback following Sam Shields’ season-ending concussion.
No. 23 not only conceded too much cushion to receivers, but he also had severe issues in run support where he often failed to set the edge against oncoming ball carriers. It’s no coincidence in retrospect that Randall would end up as Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) 108th-ranked player at his position.
Groin and foot injuries impacted the third-year pro’s regression to some degree and Randall has said as much in recent interviews.
In an effort to salvage the cover man’s career, the coaching staff has been lining him up inside during offseason practices due to Randall’s background as a safety/slot corner during his college days at Arizona State.
The team is hoping that his trademark instincts and toughness will reemerge at a position he’s better suited for.