As far as personnel, the Packers underwent more changes at running back than any other position. James Starks was the starter through training camp before the team signed Cedric Benson after the first preseason game. Injuries added up, allowing DuJuan Harris–a former used car salesman–to take over as the team’s feature back. Where are we […]
2013 NFL Draft Preview: Ranking Packers Running Back Prospects
Running back can be a tough position to evaluate headed into the NFL Draft. Take last year for example. Trent Richardson was considered a “can’t-miss” guy at the top of the draft, but Alfred Morris, the 173rd overall pick, had the best season of all rookie running backs last year. This year’s draft doesn’t have […]
Packers Cedric Benson: 2012 Player Evaluation and Report Card
1) Introduction: Coming into the season, the Packers made it clear that they wanted to improve their running game in 2012. Cedric Benson was supposed to be the feature back, thus giving the Packers a more balanced offense. Prior to signing with the Packers, Benson had at least 1,000 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons […]
Packers Running Backs: Present and Future?
I dig into every article I can find about the Packers and the draft, including here at Al’s site. There is a wide range of opinions on the subject of Packers running backs. Lets look at my views on running backs, those with the team, and in the draft. The Packers currently have six running […]
What Route Will Packers Take at Running Back?
For the third consecutive season, the Green Bay Packers failed to have a 1,000-yard running back. To start the season, the Packers surprised many by signing veteran Cedric Benson and making him the starter. Benson was supposed to be “the guy” in the backfield. And while he added another dimension to the offense, he suffered […]