Posted April 27, 2013 on
The Packers add another standout running back in UCLA's remarkable Johnathan Franklin by trading back into the fourth round. Here is our story on Franklin from before the draft.

UCLA CB has deadly infection

UCLA's projected starting cornerback, Marcus Rios, will miss the season with a rare life threatening fungal infection. 

UCLA DB Marcus Rios has rare, deadly infection

UCLA defensive back Marcus Rios is out six months and likely the season because he is battling a rare sinus infection. Rios has undergone six surgeries since October for the infection, the Los Angeles Times reports. They say he will have another operation in two weeks. Rios told The Times’ Chris Foster how deadly the disease can be. “It started as a sinus infection last October...

UCLA Cornerback Diagnosed with Deadly Infection

UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios will miss the college football season after he was diagnosed with a very rare, deadly fungal infection. Rios, projected to be a starting cornerback for the Bruins, originally had a sinus infection that later developed into something more serious. The infection turned into a fungal infection that was found behind his eye and between his brain. Rios said...

Green Bay Packers Get Bold and Trade Up for Johnathan Franklin

All of a sudden Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson is deal-maker as the normally conservative head cheese made his fourth trade of the 2013 NFL Draft today, this time though, he traded up, moving back into the fourth round to select UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin. The Packers addressed the running back position yesterday in the second round with the addition of...

Franklin Joins Jones in Green Bay

UCLA's all-time leading rusher, Johnathan Franklin, was drafted by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday with the 28th pick in the 4th round...

Franklin Offers Change of Pace from Lacy

After selecting Eddie Lacy, Packers general manager Ted Thompson didn’t stop at one running back in the NFL Draft. Trading up to get UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin in the fourth round, he found the Packers a well-rounded player and person.
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