Ranking the Packers’ 2015 Draft Needs

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Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38). Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports


Both Tramon Williams and Davon House are set to become free agents after this season. If the Packers can’t re-sign both players then they’ll be in the market for a starting-caliber defensive back in the spring.

Despite the Packers’ depth at cornerback, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward are better suited for playing on the inside in the nickel and dime spots–they’re not exactly the cover corners who excel on the outside.

Despite being 32, Williams has played well enough to return to Green Bay for a few more seasons if they can get him at a lower cost than his current $6.9 million base salary. However, this may not be the case with House who will more than likely leave for more money and an opportunity to start somewhere else.

If House leaves, the Packers will be missing his size (6-1, 195) and ability to matchup with bigger receivers on the field.

In the 2015 draft class there are several big, physical corners with the speed and athleticism to excel in coverage on the outside. Green Bay may consider one of these players early in the draft.

Prospects to watch in CFB Bowl games:

  Jalen Collins (LSU) in Music City Bowl on Dec. 30th

  Charles Gaines (Louisville) in Belk Bowl on Dec. 30th

  Trae Waynes (Michigan State) in Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1st

  P.J. Williams (Florida State) in Rose Bowl on Jan. 1st