Ranking the Packers’ 2015 Draft Needs

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Green Bay Packers strong safety Morgan Burnett (42) celebrates a defensive stop. David Manning-USA TODAY Sports


The Packers have fixed their 2013 woes at safety, which is now a position of strength on the team.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is coming into his own at the position and seems to be getting more comfortable in the Packers defense each passing week. He’s second on the team in tackles with 94, showing a knack for playing up in the box against the run. He’s also improving in coverage.

Morgan Burnett has had one of his best years as a pro, putting aside any doubts about his game, and continues to grow as a leader on the team. He leads the team in tackles with a whopping 122 and has only allowed two receptions over 30 yards all season.

Sean Richardson and Micah Hyde both offer depth at the position, but Richardson’s contract is up after this season and Hyde may have to play more at cornerback in the future, depending on what happens with Williams and House.

Richardson could be re-signed for a reasonable price though, and Green Bay could add another safety in the draft.

Prospects to watch in CFB Bowl games:

  Derron Smith (Fresno State) in Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24th

  Gerod Holliman (Louisville) in Belk Bowl on Dec. 30th

  Cody Prewitt (Ole Miss) in Peach Bowl on Dec. 31st

  Landon Collins (Alabama) in Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1st