Green Bay Packers: Three burning offseason questions

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Sep 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams (38) before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

How will the Green Bay Packers address the cornerback position?

The one downside of free agency so far for the Packers was the loss of Davon House.

The 25-year-old cornerback signed a four-year, $24.5 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The future of veteran Tramon Williams is also unclear.

Williams visited the New Orleans Saints but left without a deal; the Saints have since added former New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner.

Bringing Williams back is important for the Packers’ secondary. By losing him as well as House, an area that was once deep would become worryingly thin.

With or without Williams, however, it can be expected that the Packers will address the cornerback position in the NFL Draft that begins April 30.

Sep 28, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies defensive back Marcus Peters (21) reacts to a fourth down stop against the Arizona Wildcats during the fourth quarter at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Washington’s Marcus Peters would be a first round option for the Packers. It’s hard to say whether he will drop to No. 30, but he would be hard to pass up should he fall that low.

On talent alone, he could be taken much earlier.

That isn’t the concern, though.

That lies with his off-the-field attitude.

As reported in November by Adam Jude of The Seattle Times, Peters was suspended for a game in 2014 after getting into an argument with an assistant coach.

Jude quoted UW coach Chris Petersen:

"“It’s never one thing. We’re not going to dismiss a guy because it’s one thing. That’s not what we’re in this business (to be) about. But when you feel like it just can’t work, you gotta do what you’ve gotta do.”"

It could be enough to scare off scouts before the draft, but Thompson could find himself with a future star should he select him with the 30th-overall selection.

Peters certainly has talent. In his three years with Washington, he posted 129 tackles, 27 pass defenses and 11 interceptions.

He has the potential to become a top-tier talent in the NFL, and Dom Capers’ defense cries out for good cornerbacks.

Ideally, the Packers will re-sign Williams and will be able to add a corner for the future in the draft.

If Williams leaves, the position will become a high priority and a first round selection could be used to address the need.

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