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Kiper: Packers need secondary help early in draft

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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The Packers need to address the secondary early in the NFL Draft, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. wrote. Kiper looked at 10 veterans around the league who are in the back ends of their careers and set an "Urgency Meter" to rank how soon teams should look for a replacement. "On the Urgency Meter, a 5 means there's a little time to work with or the position doesn't require a high pick. If it's a 1, the team needs to act fast," Kiper wrote. Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was given a 2. Charles Woodson Urgency Meter: 2 "He was very good in 2011, something we're used to saying, but Woodson will turn 36 during the 2012 season and may not want to play forever, even if he looks as if he could. There's no question that the Packers should look for pieces in the secondary during the draft, as early as Round 1 if the value is there. I'd like to see them help the secondary first by adding a quality pass-rusher. The pass rush fell off big-time this past season and it must be addressed early."

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