Big Ted went and outsmarted everyone again! After drafting a cornerback in the first round, the Packers went and chose Miami (OH) cornerback Quinten Rollins in the second.
So the Packers have now replaced both Tramon Williams and Davon House, even though they probably didn’t need to do so.
But what about Rollins?
Perhaps most interestingly, Rollins played only one year of college football. He played four years of college basketball prior to that. While that fact may have you totally underwhelmed, Rollins seemingly picked up the game just fine.
He was the 2014 MAC Defensive Player of the Year and was first-team All-MAC. On the season, Rollins had 72 tackles, seven picks and a touchdown.
Rollins is 5-11, 195 and ran a 4.57 40.
The bottom line is this. Rollins is an athlete and he can play, but he’s so inexperienced, he probably won’t be of much help immediately.
Here’s the NFL.com scouting report.
Rare start-stop-start suddeness. His ability to change gears instantly gives him a chance to develop into a talented cover cornerback. With more work on technique and overall discipline, Rollins has the physical tools to become a very good NFL starter.
Here are your highlights. Kid definitely has a nose for the ball.