Packers 2014 NFL Draft – Sixth Round Pick: Demetri Goodson, Cornerback, Baylor

With their 6th round pick (197th overall) in the 2014 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Demetri Goodson, a CB from Baylor. PLAYER DETAILS: Demetri Goodson CB Baylor 5’11″/194 lbs. COMBINE: 4.45 40-yard dash, 2.50 20-yard, 1.59 10-yard, 10’3″ broad, 4.34 20 shuttle, 6.80 3-cone. CAREER NOTES: From the Baylor Department of Athletics webpage: “All-Big 12 cornerback, played […]

Xs and Os: Phases of Man-to-Man Coverage

Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers became famous while implementing the zone blitz defense. However, while in Green Bay, he has let his talented cornerbacks, mainly Tramon Williams and Sam Shields, play a lot of man-to-man coverage. This article looks at some of the basics of man-to-man pass coverage. While it’s popular to simplify […]

How Overpaid Is Sam Shields?

Ted Thompson likely got done with his top priority this offseason when he resigned cornerback Sam Shields to a 4 year deal worth a total of $39 million.  At the time, reactions were rather mixed; many national writers who don’t cover the Packers specifically probably didn’t know too much about Shields and as a result […]

Packers 2013 NFL Draft – Fifth Round Pick: Micah Hyde, CB, Iowa

With their fifth round pick (159th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Micah Hyde, a CB out of University of Iowa.   PLAYER DETAILS:  Micah Hyde CB Iowa 6’0″/197lbs   CAREER NOTES:  From After making four tackles while playing in every game of his true freshman season, Hyde became a playmaker as […]

NFL Draft Prospect: Xaiver Rhodes, CB, Florida State

Green Bay Packers NFL Draft prospect profile: Cornerback Xavier Rhodes Player Information: Xavier Rhodes, Cornerback, Florida State University 6’2″, 217 pounds Hometown: Miami, FL STATS NFL Combine: 40 time: 4.43 225-pound bench: 14 reps Vertical: 40 1/2″ Broad:  132″ News and Notes: Rhodes posted the top stat for vertical and broad jump results among cornerbacks at this year’s NFL Combine. . […]