Damarious Randall Looking to Impress Against Pittsburgh

The Green Bay Packers have got some great play from their young cornerbacks in training camp, but one player that has yet to turn heads in game action is first-round pick Damarious Randall.

But it wasn’t because Randall played poorly in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots, he never saw the field in the game due to injury.

But this time around, meaning today when the Pittsburgh Steelers host Green Bay at Heinz Field, Randall will be on the field, he will be healthy and my prediction is that he will have an impressive start to his preseason.

While all the talk was about Qiunton Rollins and Ladarius Gunter after their strong individual performances against New England, the talk has shifted more to Randall with his impressive play in camp this week.

The former Arizona State safety has made the transition to corner and not just nickel corner, but outside corner beautifully. At ASU, he played man-to-man coverage frequently and when you consider he has 4.4 speed, it’s easy to see why he’s excelling.

Randall has great ball skills and I wouldn’t be shocked if he got his hands on a ball or two today. Simply put, I believe he’s a playmaker and a guy that will be among the Packers’ top three of four cover guys by seasons end.

So while Rollins and Gunter may have gotten the early lead in the race for early season playing time, Randall, in my opinion, will still end up being the guy playing snaps at corner in the Packers opening game against the Chicago Bears.

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