Rasul Douglas – Cornerback
After an impressive season with the Packers, cornerback Rasul Douglas may be a hot name this offseason.
Rasul Douglas has quite the backstory and getting to where he is now shows the type of player he is. Having made pit stops at five different locations, Douglas has now made a name for himself and may very well get himself a hard earned payday. Drafted in the third round by the Philadelphia Eagles, Douglas could give the Chiefs another dominant cornerback across from L’Jarius Sneed.
Douglas began his football career in East Orange, New Jersey before he went on to play his first college ball at Nassau Community College recording eighty four tackles (seven and a half for loss), eighteen pass break ups, five interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Three years into his career with the Lions, Douglas became a highly sought after four star recruit in the transfer market and made the move to sign with West Virginia University in 2015.
Spending two years with the Mountaineers, Douglas became a high profile prospect for NFL scouts after a breakthrough senior season. During his 2016 season, Douglas lit up the stat sheet with seventy total tackles, eight interceptions, eight pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and made one fifty four yard house call in a week three match up against BYU. After helping his team to a 10-3 season, Douglas declared for the 2017 NFL draft.
Selected with the ninety ninth overall pick in the third round, Rasul Douglas began his professional career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Three years into his rookie contract, Douglas was waived by the Eagles after a productive start to his career collecting five interceptions and twenty five pass deflections among other serviceable stats.
Finishing out the final year of his rookie contract, he was picked up by the Carolina Panthers where he spent his 2020 season appearing in fourteen games. Post Carolina season is a series of stents with multiple teams including the Raiders, Texans, and Cardinals practice squad before finally being signed to the Green Bay Packers active roster.
Rasul Douglas got to Green Bay and flipped the switch once again becoming a known name across the NFL. Eventually earning a starting role on the Packer defense, Douglas played in twelve games recording five interceptions, thirteen pass deflections, fifty seven tackles, and one forced fumble. Two of Douglas’ interceptions were returned for touchdowns against the L. A. Rams and the Chicago Bears.
Rasul Douglas is a twenty seven year old 6’ 2′ ‘ 209 lbs. cornerback and a solid fit for Steve Spagnuolos’ defense. The asking price may be high after a stellar season in Green Bay but if he chooses to move onto a new team and the price is right, there’s no reason K. C. shouldn’t take a look at him.