The Inexperienced Bay Packers went 13-3 final season, gained the NFC North and reached the NFC Championship Sport for a second straight yr. The Packers misplaced to Tampa Bay, although, 31-26, within the convention title sport and the offseason has been filled with drama.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs out of Inexperienced Bay, however the Packers have insisted they will not transfer him. Keep tuned for extra theatrics there within the days forward.
With or with out Rodgers, Inexperienced Bay will begin coaching camp on July 27. All through the remainder of the month, I’ll rely down the ‘30 Most Essential Packers’ heading into the 2021 marketing campaign.
At No. 27 is cornerback Chandon Sullivan. The opposite gamers which have been revealed within the top-30 are listed on the backside of the story.
CB Chandon Sullivan
Final season: Sullivan was Inexperienced Bay’s slot nook in all 18 video games and performed respectable soccer. Sullivan completed the yr with one interception that he returned for a landing, six passes defensed and 41 tackles.
Based on Professional Soccer Focus and its greatest estimation of protection obligations, of the 32 corners who performed at the very least 160 protection snaps from the slot, Sullivan ranked tenth in passer ranking (89.6), twelfth with 1.13 yards per protection snap and second with 10.8 snaps per reception allowed.
Groups started throwing increasingly at Sullivan because the yr went on, although, and had marked success.
Profession thus far: Sullivan went undrafted out of Georgia State in 2018, then signed with Philadelphia. Sullivan bounced between the Eagles’ follow squad and energetic roster that season, taking part in in 5 video games, beginning one and making 5 tackles.
The Eagles waived Sullivan on Might 1, 2019, and he signed with Inexperienced Bay 5 days later. Through the 2019 preseason, Sullivan had 17 tackles, 5 passes defensed, an interception and earned a spot on Inexperienced Bay’s closing roster.
Sullivan then had a terrific first season in Inexperienced Bay, manning the slot within the Packers’ dime package deal in 2019. Sullivan performed simply 350 snaps that yr, however in accordance with Professional Soccer Reference, he allowed 11 completions in 31 go makes an attempt (35.5%).
Sullivan had an interception, six passes defensed, did not permit a landing and opposing quarterbacks had a paltry passer ranking of 34.3 when concentrating on Sullivan in 2019.
Through the 2019 common season, Sullivan ranked first amongst 253 qualifying defensive gamers in completion share allowed, first in yards per goal allowed and first in passer ranking allowed on throws into his protection space.
The Packers felt adequate about Sullivan after the 2019 marketing campaign to let veteran Tramon Williams stroll and switch the nickel nook job over to Sullivan.
Outlook: After the Packers drafted Eric Stokes within the first spherical and re-signed Kevin King, Sullivan’s future is in query.
Does Sullivan return to his function as a slot nook within the dime that he held in 2019? Does he maintain his nickel nook job from 2020? Or with the Packers having distinctive depth within the secondary, may Sullivan be traded later this summer season?
“Wow, it positively was a problem. After they gave me the chance to return in and play nickel I knew I had my fingers full. I’ve simply been attempting to take my time, break down as a lot movie as I can, ask as many questions. And I nonetheless maintain involved with Tramon (Williams) to today, so, you already know, I simply attempt to put together. That’s the place you get confidence from and I’m simply lucky that they gave me the chance.” — Sullivan on assuming the nickel nook job in 2020
“Chandon has been an enormous assist to our secondary. Chandon is an actual good participant. He is ready to make performs on the ball and he simply has good instincts.” — cornerback Jaire Alexander on Sullivan
“He is a good participant. It’s full confidence in him and his capability. I really feel as if the sky is the restrict for him.” — security Adrian Amos on Sullivan
THE TOP 30
• No. 30 — OG Jon Runyan