3 of the worst moves the Packers made during the offseason

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Packers don’t address secondary depth

If we focus just on the starters, Green Bay has one of the best secondaries in the NFL.

A starting cornerback trio of Jaire Alexander, Eric Stokes, and Rasul Douglas could dominate in 2022. Alongside them is a talented safety duo of Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage.

That’s the good part. The bad? Where is the depth?

An injury or two could create real problems for this secondary.

Behind the top three at corner, ESPN has Shemar Jean-Charles, Kiondre Thomas, and Keisean Nixon next on the depth chart.

Jean-Charles is best suited in the slot. A fifth-round pick in 2021, he played on just four percent of the Packers’ defensive snaps as a rookie, per Pro Football Reference.

Thomas was an undrafted free agent in 2021 and hasn’t played a single defensive snap in the NFL. Nixon has some defense experience but was mainly a special teams contributor for the Las Vegas Raiders.

It is a similar story at safety. The current backups behind Amos and Savage are Vernon Scott and Shawn Davis.

Scott has been a backup in Green Bay but barely played last season. Davis was a fifth-round pick in 2021 by the Indianapolis Colts. The Packers signed him after being cut by the Colts last September. In Green Bay, he played in one game.

That’s not to say the Packers’ backups in the secondary can’t contribute or become good players, but they lack experience.

Green Bay passed on the chance to improve the secondary this offseason. In the first round of the draft, safeties Dax Hill and Lewis Cine were available. Both would have provided much-needed versatility with the ability to play safety and slot corner.