5 former Packers who still need a team for the 2021 season

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Damarious Randall (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Damarious Randall, CB/S

From being drafted in the first round to traded away for DeShone Kizer, Damarious Randall’s career in Green Bay didn’t go according to plan. But in his defense, the Packers played him out of position. They banked on Randall being able to make the transition from safety to cornerback, which was the team’s biggest need.

While Randall did make some game-changing plays with 10 interceptions, 32 pass defenses, and two pick-sixes in three years with the Packers, he never developed into a consistent starting cornerback.

He moved back to safety after being traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2018, where he would start 26 games and come up with four more interceptions in two seasons.

Randall will be hoping for another opportunity in the NFL after a disappointing 2020 season with the Seattle Seahawks. While Randall was active for 10 games last year, he barely played on defense and was also rarely used on special teams.

There’s no doubt Randall can come up with big plays. His ability to break up passes and force interceptions was evident during his time with the Packers, but he also got beaten too often in coverage. According to Pro Football Reference, he allowed a passer rating of 120.0 in his coverage in his final season with the Browns in 2019.

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