Position breakdown: Secondary

Starting cornerbacks Harris and Woodson aren't over the hill, the safeties are sound and the depth a strength

Here is a breakdown of the Green Bay Packers' defensive backs.

Depth chart: Starting cornerbacks: Al Harris and Charles Woodson: Starting safeties: Nick Collins and Atari Bigby. Reserve cornerbacks: Tramon Williams, Will Blackmon, Patrick Lee and Jarrett Bush. Reserve safeties: Aaron Rouse, Charlie Peprah and Bush.

Strength or weakness?: Strength. Harris and Woodson might be a year older but they don't look old. Harris' back is an issue, but he's not over-the-hill just because he struggled in the NFC title game. In fact, he looks hungry to show that was a fluke. Woodson looked superb throughout camp.

At safety, Rouse will push Collins and Bigby all season. Collins' ability to keep the secondary organized keeps him in the lineup, but all Rouse does is make plays. Bigby was exploited frequently in coverage during practice, so that's a concern, but his hitting ability makes him an asset.

The depth is good. Williams, who as the third corner is practically a starter, would be a starter at many places around the league. You could do a lot worse than Blackmon as a fourth corner, and Lee has considerable upside. Bush's talent just doesn't show in games, but he's good on special teams and can fill in at safety. Peprah missed most of training camp because of a hamstring injury, but still managed to beat out Tyrone Culver.

Bill Huber is editor of Packer Report and PackerReport.com. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com

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