With the loss of Tramon Williams and Devon House in the off-season, there is room for the young cornerbacks to battle it out in August and potentially make the 53 man roster. First round pick Damarious Randall and second round pick Quentin Rollins both are expected to see the field both on defense and special teams this season, and undrafted free agent Ladarius Gunter will be thrown into the mix as well.
Bernard Blake was signed as an undrafted free agent after four seasons at Colorado State, along with second year defensive back Kyle Sebetic.
Here's our breakdown of the Packers' new additions at corner:
Acquired: 2015 NFL Draft (Round 1, Pick 30)
H/w: 5'11", 196
College: Arizona State
Randall played at the safety position at Arizona State, but is a natural cornerback, and that is where Dom Capers will have him come the start of training camp in a couple weeks. He had 177 career tackles and 6 career interceptions as a Sun Devil, and brings a very solid, all-around presence to the Packers secondary. Randall was thought to have the best cover skills available in this years draft, and is not a liability when it comes to tackling in the open field either. His ability to play corner or safety not only gives the secondary depth, but also prevents them from getting caught with wrong personnel on the field.
Acquired: 2015 NFL Draft (Round 2, Pick 62)
H/w: 5'11", 195
College: Miami (OH)
The Packers took Quentin Rollins with their next pick in this year's draft, solidifying the notion that Ted Thompson was out to improve the secondary. Rollins was the Mid American Conference defensive player of the year in 2014, and finished with 72 tackles and 7 interceptions. He is very quick in man-to-man coverage and says his ability to play zone coverage stems from his four years of basketball that he played at Miami as well. Cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt says he expects both Randall and Rollins to contribute in a large way this fall.
H/w: 6-2, 201 lbs.
College: Miami (Fla.)
Gunter was originally projected as high as the 4th round in this years draft, but a slow 40 time may have been one of the factors that caused him to drop all the way out of the draft and right into the Packers' hands as an un-drafted free agent. Gunter totaled 111 tackles and 7 interception in his career at Miami, and is a big body in the secondary. With Casey Hayward sidelined with an injury during mini-camps, Gunter has been able to take reps alongside Randall and Rollins and has impressed the coaching staff. Barring any injury or dips in performance, Gunter should make the 53 man roster and follow suit with former Miami un-drafted free agent and teammate Sam Shields.
H/w: 5-11, 178 lbs.
College: Colorado State
Blake has a challenge up ahead of him when camp rolls around if he is to make the 53 man roster. Randall, Rollins, and Gunter are the favorites to earn spots, and Blake will have to tighten up his tackling and physicality if he is to make the team. Blake finished his career at Colorado State with 141 tackles and 2 interceptions, with productivity decreasing each season since his sophomore year. He does have the zone and man coverage skills to hold his own in the league and has shown aggressive play making ability, but there may not be enough room to keep him around when the final roster cuts are here.
Acquired: Free Agent
H/w: 6-0, 197 lbs.
Sebetic was originally signed by the New York Giants last summer, but was released in August. Thompson signed him after he showed some "thump" at the veterans combine back in March. Originally from Pleasant Prairie, WI, he's coming home in hopes for a shot at a roster spot, but will most likely end August on the practice squad.