Only a week into the Green Bay Packers training camp and there already has been a lot of shuffling going on at the cornerback position.
Davon House has been the only mainstay on the perimeter in the Packers starting defense. Third-year players Quentin Rollins and Damarious Randall have gone back and forth in the nickel corner spot, and rookie Kevin King took some starting snaps before being sidelined with a shoulder injury.
The man getting lost in all of this appears to be last year’s starter LaDarius Gunter. The former undrafted free agent out of Miami may be in a battle for his job in camp this year.
Undrafted rookie Lenzy Pipkins and second-year players Josh Hawkins and Herb Waters also have flashed some promise in camp and could push the veterans at the position.
The Packers are a year removed from losing Sam Shields and a season where their pass defensed ranked 31st in the NFL.
It may be a bit of an understatement to say the Packers young secondary really struggled last year. They were shredded by the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship in a devastating 44-21 loss and surrendered 58 passes over 20 yards, the fourth most by any team.
The group needs to rebound in 2017 in order for Green Bay to have any chance of turning things around on defense and taking a legitimate run at the Super Bowl.
With that in mind let’s take a look at each cornerback’s chances for making the Packers 53-man roster.