As the 2015 NFL draft comes to a close, the Packers have added some key players to the team to add depth and potential starters to a new 2015 season. With the entire offense coming back and only 3 players leaving from last years defense, 2 which were starters, the packers had an eye on the corner position right away. Green Bay had 8 picks in this years draft; picking 4 offensive players, and 4 defensive players. The 2 biggest picks that caught my attention right away were the selections of second and third round picks. Quentin Rollins, cornerback, Miami (OH) was taken at pick #62 and Ty Montgomery, wide receiver, Stanford was taken at pick #94.
Quentin Rollins was a four-year basketball player at Miami (OH) who had an extra year of eligibility his senior year. He decided to strap on the pads and play the sport he loved since being a high schooler. Rollins senior season was a huge success being n
amed the 2014 MAC Defensive Player of the Year and making first-team All-MAC. Rolling is 5’11, 195 lbs. who has incredible instincts for the ball and proving that with his 7 interceptions, including a pick-six during the 2014 season. Rollins is an athlete who’s motor is constantly running, not taking any plays off. He has great quickness and lateral movement, while not being afraid to come downhill and hit someone. I can certainly see Rollins pushing for the second corner position this season playing on the opposite side as Sam Shields.
Ty Montgomery, Stanford University, probably my favorite player the Packers selected is incredibly fun to watch. Ty is 6’0, 221 lbs. and can play just about anywhere on the offensive side of the ball. Being declared a wide receiver, Ty also played some running back and was used at QB in the wildcat formation. Not only is he a very versatile player, but Ty was also considered to be probably the best special teams player in this draft. Leading FBS in yard average las season,Ty will be a very valuable asset to this Packers special teams. Many expert scouts look at Montgomery as a project because he might not have the body type or the hands that a typical wide receiver might display. Watching Montgomery’s film from last season, I see a lot of similarities to Randall Cobb. Similar body type, 40 time, versatility, and athleticism. I see Ty’s role on this team as the main punt and kick returner, while also backing up Cobb in the slot, and potentially receiving some reps in the backfield.
Both of this players show a lot of upside and potential to fit in the Packers system and eventually play at a high level. Rollins and Montgomery might not show an immediate impact as rookies but they are a couple solid projects any team would love to have. Ted Thomson is incredible at pinpointing “middle draft talent” and putting them in a position to succeed. Judging by Ted’s previous second an third round picks, I’ll agree with whatever he chooses.