Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/29/13
The Packers have a need for someone to step up at kick returner so that WR Randall Cobb can focus on being a receiver. Franklin doesn’t have experience returning kicks at UCLA, but his agility, quick feet, and ability to make defenders miss make him a good candidate. However, in the first few days of training camp, he’s making defenders miss, only it’s on offense at running back. “From what I’ve seen so far, it looks like (Franklin) is going to be a pretty decent player,” Packers’ left guard Josh Sitton said, via Pete Dougherty of Packers News. “Haven’t seen a whole lot yet, but he’s a shifty little son of a gun.” “Today he showed some burst,” left guard T.J. Lang said. “He can outrun people and he can make some people miss. He’s shown that throughout the offseason, and today was the first day in pads. He’s definitely a guy that looks like he has all it takes.” “He’s a very shifty guy, very fast, everyone knows that,” left tackle Bryan Bulaga said. “But he has good power as well. You see it in the way he pass blocks. When he has to pick up linebackers off the edge you can tell a running back’s power when he sticks his nose in there and can stop a linebacker on the spot. You just know the type of power and aggression right there.”
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