Safety could quickly become the No. 1 need in the offseason, depending on who the Packers re-sign. Rookie Anthony Johnson Jr. is the only Packers safety under contract in 2024. Current starters Darnell Savage and Rudy Ford are among five free agents at the position. And, in all honesty, it wouldn't be surprising if the Packers moved on from all of them.
Green Bay has tremendous depth at cornerback, with All-Pro Jaire Alexander, Rasul Douglas, Eric Stokes, and talented rookie Carrington Valentine.
But safety is no longer the strength it once was, and it could become a priority for the Packers in the draft. Miami's James Williams could help from Day 1. He is 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, with the positional versatility to play across the secondary.
"James Williams is a physically-impressive, alignment-versatile defender that has the blend of size and athleticism to become an immediate impact starter at the next level," writes The Draft Network's Ryan Fowler.
Darnell Savage and Rudy Ford have been solid so far this season, but safety is a position the Packers could look to upgrade in the offseason, especially with so many free agents.
Miami's James Williams could quickly fly up draft boards. He is a player to watch for the Packers this season.