4 biggest concerns for Packers ahead of 2022 season

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Secondary depth

When fully healthy, the Packers’ secondary is arguably the best in the NFL.

In the base defense, it’s possible one of Eric Stokes or Rasul Douglas might not even be on the field. That highlights the incredible talent the team has at cornerback.

However, depth behind the starters remains a concern, especially at safety.

Starters Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage have been excellent together for the past three seasons. However, do the Packers have a clear number three option?

Vernon Scott and Shawn Davis had impressed at training camp before suffering injuries.

The Packers currently have Dallin Leavitt, Tariq Carpenter, and Rudy Ford as the backups, with Micah Abernathy on the practice squad.

Leavitt, Carpenter, and Ford could all be key special teams players for the Packers, but is one of them ready to step into a starting role at safety if either Amos or Savage misses time?

That’s a huge question mark for this secondary, and one the Packers may need to address sooner rather than later.

Adding a veteran free agent who can provide cover as the third safety might be exactly what Green Bay needs.

It’s a similar story at cornerback, although less of a concern. Shemar Jean-Charles played well in the summer, although the fact the Packers only kept five cornerbacks on the 53-man roster perhaps tells us all we need to know about how they view their depth.