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Green Bay's cornerback problems have been on the back foot in past seasons. It's been an area of interest for the Packers as the years have drawn on, one that has only just appeared on the horizon as the Draft approaches.
First, Charles Woodson is problem numero uno.
At the age of 34, an injury in the Super Bowl doesn't exactly spell out a reliable future. It is hard to forget this is the same guy who strolled toward the Defensive Player of the Year Award two years ago, but with age comes a run down body and a high risk of injury.
Secondly, the Packers can't rely on Tramon Williams either.
Don't get me wrong, this is the main guy who led the way through the playoffs with three interceptions. However, what would happen if Williams was to fall injured?
Easy, Pat Lee steps in, and who knows where that freight train may lead.
In terms of necessity, Ted Thompson isn't likely to spend a first round pick on a corner. Typically Thompson keeps his cards close to his chest, but if we know him like we think we do, he will look to spend a second round pick on filling this need.
Obviously, the talent is strong and for the choosing. Curtis Brown, Davon House and even Ras-I-Dowling could fall to late picks in the second round, potentially leaving the Packers with their hands full.
There are a whole lot of "maybes" at the cornerback spot. Realistically, drafting a corner is all about playing the "better safe than sorry" game next year.