The 2015 draft was pretty much a giant turd for the Green Bay Packers. A giant turd laid by Ted Thompson.
El Tederino, if you’re into the whole brevity thing.
The first-round pick, cornerback Damarious Randall, was traded to the Cleveland Browns this offseason. Teammates wanted him cut during the 2017 season. The Packers’ second-round pick in that draft was another cornerback, Quinten Rollins.
Although solid as a rookie, Rollins has been a liability since. Oddly, he didn’t look like a rookie when he was a rookie, but has looked like one every season since.
As you know, the Packers stocked up on corners this offseason. They drafted two — Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson. They brought back two veterans — Tramon William and Davon House.
Where does that leave Rollins?
Most of us figured it would eventually leave him out of a job in Green Bay. Hell, I totally forget to even mention his name when I was looking at the Packers’ training camp positional battles.
But somehow, Rollins remains firmly in the mix.
Mike McCarthy says Quinten Rollins has come back really strong from the torn Achilles, which is why he was running with the starting dime defense the last two days. #Packers think he can play multiple positions. But we've yet to see Rollins really run. That will be telling.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) July 28, 2018
Right, so there’s that Achilles injury. Completely forgot about that too.
Quinten Rollins: forgettable.
So the beat boys don’t know if Rollins can run, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy apparently does. And he likes what he’s seen.
It’s interesting that the Packers are talking about multiple positions for Rollins.
The team now has a wealth of corners. A cornerback with some talent isn’t going to make the roster. The top candidates there will likely come from the group of Josh Hawkins, Lenzy Pipkins, Davon House and… Rollins. That’s to say nothing of guys like Demetri Goodson, Herb Waters and Donatello Brown. Their agents better be putting out feelers now.
It’s unclear if the multiple positions being referred to are slot and outside cornerback or cornerback and safety. It would make sense if the latter.
Rollins hasn’t been particularly good at turning his hips or stopping double moves lately. At safety, he wouldn’t have to worry about that. He could just be a ball hawk, which is probably a role he’s much better suited for.
He’ll just have to make the team first.