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The Packers may have plenty of options at cornerback, but perhaps the most glaring need on the entire team is at the safety position.
The Packers have an abundance of promising cornerbacks, from Tramon Williams to Sam Shields to Casey Hayward to Micah Hyde. Even Davon House has shown some potential at times.
And while Sam Shields may not return to Green Bay next year, they still may be able to get by without him. However, Shields' talent makes him worth the Packers re-signing him in free agency; and if they do, their secondary could be one of the best in the league if they can bring in a good safety.
In contrast, the safety position is a mess for the Packers.
Morgan Burnett, M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian did not have good years in 2013, and none of them instilled confidence that they could be a starting safety in the NFL. However, the Packers have shown belief in Burnett, and have invested in him, so he will likely return as the starter in Green Bay next year.
Burnett starting may be acceptable, but the Packers need to bring in a safety, either in the first round of the draft, or free agency.
Safeties Calvin Pryor and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix could be great options if available; and as for free agency, the Packers could take a look at veteran safeties like Jairus Byrd, Jim Leonhard, Antoine Bethea and Louis Delmas.
The Packers certainly have options to explore this year at safety, but they need to fill this hole quickly, because it may be the most glaring hole on their team.
Moves that need to be made in the offseason: Re-sign Sam Shields, draft a safety in the first round or pick up a veteran free agent.