Green Bay Packers: 5 stars from training camp so far

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 11: Quinten Rollins
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 11: Quinten Rollins /
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GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 11: Quinten Rollins
GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 11: Quinten Rollins /

CB Quinten Rollins

The defensive back out of Miami University certainly had a rough second season in the NFL last year. His struggles exemplified the entire Packers 2016 secondary; a group that gave up the second to most passing yards in the league.

However, Rollins has been putting in extra work this offseason. He has solidified himself as one of the Packers’ top defensive backs during training camp. He has received praise from both Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers and cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt.

"“[Rollins] has practiced better than all of them,” Whitt said in reference to the Packers cornerbacks, via ESPN. “He’s pretty much outplayed everybody.” Whitt continued, “You can see the explosiveness out of his breaks. The kid is coming in with a focus that our standard of play wasn’t there last year, and he’s a very prideful man. He hasn’t said two words. He’s just been working, and that’s what I like.”"

Capers stated his excitement at Rollins playing as the outside corner with the Packers starting defense, and the versatility he has shown in playing the inside as well.

"“He can play either inside or outside, but I really like the way he played in the star,” Capers said. “I think he can give us a physical guy in there. I think he can make plays on the ball.”"

It seems that Rollins was aware his 2016 campaign was sub par, and he worked tirelessly in the offseason to get better. The Packers are in need of a star corner due to the departure of Sam Shields, and they might just have one now.