It’s no surprise the Packers have such confidence in their secondary. Yet another defensive back makes the list. This time it’s rookie safety Vernon Scott, who the Packers selected in the seventh round.
“He definitely has great instincts and we expect him to be a playmaker,” head coach Matt LaFleur said about Scott earlier this week.
Many reports at training camp this week have mentioned Scott after making impressive plays. Bill Huber of Sports Illustrated tweeted that Scott had made a “big start to practice” during Monday’s session. Matt Schneidman of The Athletic noted that Scott was the “early standout” during Monday’s practice after forcing a couple of incompletions.
This is exactly the type of progress the Packers will want to see. He’s going to need some time to develop his game, but the fact he’s got the talent to read the play and get a hand on the football is encouraging.
The Packers already have strong depth at the safety position with Darnell Savage, Adrian Amos, and Raven Greene. Will Redmond also provides depth and has an important role on special teams. But Scott has impressed early on at training camp and could force the Packers to keep him on the 53-man roster. Scott could be another playmaker in Green Bay’s secondary.