Packers Who Deserve More Playing Time: Corey Ballentine
Corey Ballentine’s journey through training camp and preseason might not have initially landed him a spot on the Green Bay Packers’ 53-man roster, but he certainly made a compelling case to be back in the mix. This opportunity materialized last Thursday, and Ballentine wasted no time in showcasing his worth.
In a pivotal substitution for Carrington Valentine, Ballentine stepped onto the field, notching a substantial 50 snaps against the Detroit Lions. In terms of coverage, he proved to be an impenetrable fortress, allowing zero receptions on zero targets.
Yet, what truly caught the Packers’ defensive eye was Ballentine’s prowess in run support. Stationed predominantly in the outside cornerback position, he had limited opportunities, but made the only tackle that came his way.
With Green Bay’s quest for solutions to bolster their run defense, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Ballentine deserves a more extensive audition in the upcoming weeks. The Packers might have just found an unexpected asset in their quest to fortify their defensive ranks.