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Starters: Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde
If you're looking for the weakest position and the most questionable starters, look no further than the safeties. This unit was absolutely awful in 2013.
However, there are reasons to be optimistic for the future in Green Bay. For starters, both Jerron McMillian and M.D. Jennings are gone. They were easily the weakest links on the defensive side of the football, so finding upgrades for them should be easy.
Another reason things could look up is the health of Burnett. He started the 2013 season with an injury, and it looked like he simply never got back to 100 percent. With a full offseason of rest, Burnett should be healthy and ready to get back to being a solid safety.
Finally, there is the predicament of Mr. Hyde. It's unknown exactly where he'll play next year, but one thing that's certain is that the Packers want him to see the field more. The only real way that can happen is if he switches to safety, which is why we have him as the current starter.
Now, it's still extremely likely that the Packers will draft at least one safety in this year's draft to compete for a starting job. So, while Burnett and Hyde certainly have potential to be good, it shouldn't be surprising if one, or both, get overtaken by a rookie before the start of the season.