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We’ll start with Michael Cohen’s look at the long road ahead for Quinten Rollins.
As his rehab progressed, Rollins watched new general manager Brian Gutekunst select cornerbacks with the first two picks in the draft: Louisville’s Jaire Alexander in the first round and Iowa’s Josh Jackson in the second. It was not unlike the 2015 draft when Gutekunst’s successor, Ted Thompson, chose Damarious Randall and Rollins with his first two selections.
The decisions were unsurprising to Rollins, who said he expected the Packers to target a No. 1 corner after trading Randall to the Cleveland Browns earlier this year.
“That’s just the nature of the business,” Rollins said. “It’s part of football. You’re always trying to find the next person up. I understand the business. You can’t get your feelings tied up in that.”
With premium capital invested in Alexander, Jackson and Kevin King, last year’s second-round pick, Rollins faces steep competition to retain his place on the 53-man roster, especially after Gutekunst brought in veteran corner Tramon Williams and re-signed Davon House. It’s likely Rollins will compete with Lenzy Pipkins, Josh Hawkins, Demetri Goodson, Donatello Brown and Herb Waters for some of the final few spots on the team.
Which raises the question of whether the Packers would consider converting Rollins, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, to safety, a move that could potentially give him a better chance of making the team and also minimize the effect of any reduction in speed or quickness as a result of the torn Achilles.
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