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The Packers did not draft a safety in the 2013 draft, although cornerback Micah Hyde, who was drafted in the fifth round out of Iowa, has the ability to play there. The Packers also signed safety Ben Ericksen of Illinois State as an undrafted rookie.
Otherwise, it looks like the Packers seem perfectly happy with M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian vying to win the job at the position of strong safety.
Both received ample playing time in 2012, especially after veteran Charles Woodson missed nine games due to another broken collarbone injury. Both played in all 16 games last season, with Jennings having 52 total tackles, while McMillian had 27.
Each intercepted a pass as well, with Jennings returning his for a touchdown.
Bottom line, both Jennings and McMillian are still developing at the position. To me, I see more upside for McMillian.
The Packers could still address the situation by signing a veteran to help out at the position. Maybe someone like Woodson. Woodson has not found a job yet after being released by the Packers over two months ago.
Is that because of the money Woodson is asking for, or because Father Time has caught up with Woodson and his ability to play in the NFL? That and two broken collarbones in three years.
I could see the Packers bringing Woodson back at the right price, especially because of his leadership qualities.
We shall see.