Green Bay Packers Unit Grades, Part VII: Cornerbacks

May 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers began the year with the best three-man cornerback rotation in the NFL: Charles Woodson, Al Harris, and Tramon Williams. Woodson and Harris were Pro Bowl players in 2008, and Williams had already shown he could fill in as a starter when Harris was injured during that season.
Behind them was a cavalcade of players that had anything from potential to basic skills adequate to be dimebacks in the league: Will Blackmon, Brandon Underwood, and Pat Lee.
Unfortunately, two of them combined to play under three full games. Worse, the other one was not adequate to play the nickelback position, as became necessary when the Al Harris also went down halfway into the season.
See the following links to companion pieces grading other defensive backs and the secondary as a whole; here are the grades for the six players who saw action strictly as cornerbacks.

Charles Woodson: A (66 tackles, eight assists, 2.0 sacks, 27 passes defensed, nine intercep...

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