Green Bay Packers depth chart predictions following 2016 NFL Draft
Strong safety: Morgan Burnett, Chris Banjo
Free safety: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Micah Hyde
Not so long ago safety was the biggest weakness on the Packers’ roster. Morgan Burnett has been a solid starter for sometime now, and he’s finally got a teammate to match with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who made a big jump in year two after what was an already impressive rookie campaign in 2014.
Burnett was Pro Football Focus’ fourth-ranked safety in 2015, with Clinton-Dix just behind in eighth. The two are quickly forming one of the league’s best double teams at the position.
Micah Hyde offers good depth behind the starting pair, and Chris Banjo will also make the roster for his depth and special teams contributions.
It’s worth noting the versatility the Packers have with their defensive backs. Damarious Randall played safety at Arizona State and can fill in should a run of injuries hit the starters.
The Packers felt comfortable with what they have in the defensive backfield in the draft. Outside of some undrafted additions, the Packers remain largely intact at the safety spots entering the 2016 season, and that’s not a bad thing.
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