Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers hasn’t rule out the possibility of moving Charles Woodson to safety in next season.
“It’s not like it would be a radical move,” said Capers. “We feel he could play any one of those positions and that’s one of the things he brings to the table — flexibility.”
There’s no question that the Packers have to figure something out regarding the position vacated by Nick Collins. Charlie Peprah was largely disappointing to say the least, so moving Woodson, who possesses reasonable ball-hawking skills, to safety seems fairly logical. Ultimately, this will be determined by the play of rookie CB Casey Hayward as well as the continued development of guys like Sam Shields. The Packers did draft a safety in Jerron McMillian, but they also have to assess his current ability before making a final decision regarding the their starting strong safety.
The Packers came away with plenty of talent to work with in this year’s draft, but their coaching staff will certainly be tested in regards to getting them prepared to play big roles for them next season.