With the emergence of the two-headed monster, it was inevitable that the Packers would add a second defensive back to the roster.
But what does the second-year player do?
Will it help or hurt the Packers’ defense?
I thought I’d break down some of the other interesting things I saw in the offseason.
First, the Packers brought back a few veterans.
In particular, it appears that cornerback Tramon Williams and safety Davon House are going to be key contributors to the defense.
Williams had an impressive debut with the Packers, as he recorded six tackles and a forced fumble in three games.
He will be expected to cover a lot of the same spots as his defensive counterpart, but Williams will likely get more playing time.
House will be an intriguing addition to the defensive backfield, as the 6-foot-1, 213-pounder will likely slot in as the No. 3 safety.
He will probably be called upon to cover wide receivers in the slot and along the offensive line, as well as in the nickel.
He was the only player on the Packers roster who recorded fewer than six pass breakups last season.
But, with the emergence and development of a new player in defensive end Domata Peko, the team is likely looking to add some depth at the position.
I also saw some changes at cornerback.
The Packers brought in three rookies in free agency and drafted cornerback Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, safety Ha Ha Hillary-Dixon and safety Quinton Dunbar in the second round.
With Clinton-Tix having a good career, the young player will likely have to learn a new position and learn a lot.
He had a nice interception return and he’ll likely be a special teams contributor.
The addition of Clinton-Clinton to the back end of the defense was probably a mistake, as it may not be the best way to use the safety.
If the Packers want to go big, they need to find someone like Hillary-Clinton who can play the slot.
He’ll likely slot into the slot alongside Clinton-Donaldson, and should help the defense improve the coverage on the opposing offense.
Dunbar, who had a strong rookie season, is a good slot corner, but he will probably get more work at safety.
He played well against the run last season, and with the loss of Aaron Rodgers, the new-look defense needs some help at the safety position.
I like Dunbar as a deep safety, and I think he can contribute.
If Dunbar is able to stay healthy, he could have an impact on the team’s coverage unit.
Second, the defense did a great job of taking care of the ball.
The team took care of its opponents’ passes well, as they only had eight interceptions.
They also didn’t allow a lot in the passing game, as only five passes were intercepted and only one of those went for a touchdown.
The offense also didn