Packers Sure To Take A Look At Deep CB Class
Heading into the 2010 NFL Draft, one position the Packers will look to improve is cornerback. The Packers’ defense stepped up as a whole in 2010 but the pass defense struggled at times, culminating in an embarrassing playoff-loss to the Cardinals in which Kurt Warner threw for more touchdowns than incompletions.
Injuries decimated the defensive backfield during the season, with Al Harris, Pat Lee, and Will Blackmon all suffering season-ending injuries. This left the Packers with no choice but to scrap up whatever was left in the free agency pool and try to make a run in the playoffs. Josh Bell and Trevor Ford did their best in dime situations, but in the end it’s clear improvements must be made.
Age is another concern for the Packers at corner, with their current starters well over 30 years old (Harris is 35 and Charles Woodson is 33). While both are expected to be back next season and playing at a high level, there’s only so long before they start to regress and replacements are needed.
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