The Green Bay Packers had a deep and complete team last season that carried them to the franchise's first championship in over decade.
Yes, the Pack were led by an elite quarterback with one of the best receiving corps in the league and a long-haired play maker on defense, but it was the secondary that closed out crucial games in the final weeks of the regular season and into the playoffs.
The undrafted Sam Shields stepped up and had a solid season as a nickelback. Tramon Williams, who had never been a star player, performed on a Pro Bowl level and yearly Pro Bowlers Nick Collins and Charles Woodson simply kept up the good work.
A lot of great things could be said about the Packers' crew of defensive backs last season and there have been many greats to play at safety and cornerback in Titletown throughout the years.
I've saved defensive backs for last in my series of top ten player rankings, but by no means were they the least significant players last season or in the history of the Packers.
Sources: Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame, ProFootballReference.com, Wikipedia.org
Special thanks again to Dennis Venhuis for contributing ideas and research to these rankings.