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The Packers are in the enviable position of having four starting-quality cornerbacks in Tramon Williams, Sam Shields, Casey Hayward and Davon House on the roster. Now, defensive coordinator Dom Capers and cornerbacks coach Joe Whitt Jr. need to find out which of the four plays to start in 2013.
Each seems to bring something different to the equation.
Now nearly two years removed from a shoulder injury that caused nerve damage, the 30-year-old Williams might be ready to bounce back to his playmaking form. He remains the veteran leader of the group, having started 66 games since 2008.
Few cornerbacks in the NFL were as good as Shields was to end 2012, which he capped off by intercepting Colin Kaepernick for a touchdown in the postseason. He brings championship experience, elite-level speed on the outside and the desire for a long-term deal.
Hayward was the surprise of last season, as the second-rounder intercepted a team-high six passes and all but mastered covering the slot. He's now ready for more responsibility and playing time in his second season.
Even House, a former fourth-round pick, showed in training camp that he has the makings of a starter. He's long, with the ability to press at the line of scrimmage, and he'll be in the running to start at one of the outside spots.
Keep in mind, the Packers play the nickel defense, which features three cornerbacks, as often as any team in football. Three of these players will be on the field for the majority of the snaps.
However, training camp will decide how the Packers want to split the snaps to start next season. Picking three starters from four talented options will be difficult.