It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to look back on the Green Bay Packers 2011 season and identify the obvious reasons for their defensive collapse. Cullen Jenkins was sorely missed at right defensive end, little to no production was received from outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews and Nick Collins’ season-ending neck injury handicapped the back end. […]
There’s a very interesting article about NFL cornerbacks on ProFootballFocus.com that provide some unexpected insights about the Green Bay Packers cornerbacks. Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams and even Sam Shields all compared very favorably versus the rest of the cornerbacks in the NFL.
In this next installment of our 2011 Draft Prep series looking at the Green Bay Packers’ needs by position, we are going to analyze how the cornerback position currently stands. Strengths, weaknesses, depth, and uncertainties will all be examined to determine the urgency of need in regards to next season.
Burton stood out as a starter the last two seasons for Utah, making the All Mountain West second team in 2010. He’s skipping his senior season to enter the NFL and projects as a CB with a ton of raw talent that needs refinement though additional coaching.
Call him the Florida Flash. By now, most Packers fans know that Sam Shields can outright fly. Shields himself knows that putting that speed to use on the playing field will be his ticket to outpace other candidates for a spot on the 53-man roster. Let’s just say that after his 98 yard interception at the family night scrimmage, Shields has made a good first impression.