Packers 2017 Recap: CB Donatello Brown

The Packers entered training camp with three uniquely named rookie cornerbacks: Donatello Brown, Raysean Pringle, and Lenzy Pipkins.

Of those three, Pipkins got the longest shot, but each of them got a chance to contribute in their own small way.

Brown’s chance came late in the season and didn’t amount to much, but the fact that he was around at all is a good sign for his chances moving forward.

2017 Stats

  • Appeared in four games with zero starts (1 snap on defense, 17 on special teams)

Expectations going into the season: Low
Expectations were: Met

Analysis: Brown succeeds by surviving

Everyone knows that an undrafted free agent player has long odds to even make the roster, much less survive through the duration of the season.

Though Brown played one measly snap on defense this season, his season has to be something of a success for the plain fact that he made it at all.

His playing time for 2017 leaves much to be desired, but with a year of experience and a good size (6-0, 190) Brown will likely enter 2018 with at least as good of a shot to contribute as he did this season.