Per @robdemovsky, WR Jordy Nelson, DE Jerel Worthy and S Jerron McMillian were only #Packers not practicing. McMillian played 1 snap vs MINI've been impressed with McMillian, who was a relative unknown when the Packers selected him out of Maine in the 4th round. He's adapted quickly to the speed of the NFL in his first season. But I'd be hard pressed to make the case that right now he deserves to play ahead of Woodson.
— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) January 8, 2013
Based on snap counts, via Football Outsiders, McMillian has been one of their biggest contributors this season:
|Player||Total Snaps||Def Snap Pct|
If it seems like S Morgan Burnett never comes off the field, it's because he doesn't. The same is almost true for CB Tramon Williams. Overall, looking at the top five defensive backs in terms of playing time, there's a lot of youth on that list. Burnett would be the youngest starter in a lot of teams' secondary, but CB Casey Hayward and S M.D. Jennings (along with McMillian) entered the 2012 season with almost zero NFL experience. It's impressive that the unit has held up so well despite so much inexperience.
As I said at the top of the post, there's almost no case to be made that McMillian should remain ahead of Woodson on the depth chart, but looking at the snap counts, I was surprised how important McMillian has been to the defense this season.