Green Bay RB Alex Green will not worry about winning the starting running back job, he intends on letting his play speak for itself.
He ended up being selected in the third round, 96th overall, by the Packers in the 2011 NFL Draft.
He was considered one of the better running back prospects coming out of college.
At 6’0, 225 pound the thickly proportioned Green has the speed to outrun defenders, but needs to prove he can consistently run with power and stay healthy.
The drafting of Eddie Lacy in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft is his primary competition, but Green will enter training camp the starter.
“It’s going to be very competitive,” Green said, via Mike Spofford of Packers.com.
“Every back on the roster is capable of being a contributor to the offense, from the drafted to free agents. It’s going to be good for everybody. It’s going to push everybody in the backfield to get better.”
“It was a great learning experience,” he said, before elaborating on what he learned. “My aiming point through the holes, the reads, watching the safety rotations. Just slowing the game down a little bit and letting the game come to me and being patient.
“They were little things I didn’t really learn before I got here.”
“I’ll still be the same guy, giving it my all. It just might be a little more this year now that I’m healthy,” he said. “You have to get better every day and put the pressure on the guys upstairs to make their decisions.”
“It’s going to get down to the nitty and gritty, but we’re all tuned in, especially the older guys like me, Starks,” Green said. “We understand, but at the same time, we’re not going to lie down and roll over. We’re going to continue to fight and see how it turns out.”