Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/19/13
After being one of the most ineffective running teams in the National Football League in 2012, the Green Bay Packers made the running game a priority this offseason.To address this need, the Packers not only drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the second round but also traded up in the fourth round to selected UCLA runner Johnathan Franklin. While Lacy has generated a lot of buzz among fantasy owners and Packers' fans -- there is reason to believe that Franklin can make just as big an impact in year one as Lacy.Currently, the Packers have little in the way of veteran competition for the two rookies, as leading rusher from 2012, Alex Green, racked up just 464 yards on 135 carries (3.4 YPC). DuJuan Harris did provide the Packers' running game with a spark late last season but at just 5-8, 203 pounds, it's hard to see him ever becoming an every-down back.Thus the stage is set for Lacy and Franklin to assert themselves as the Packers' new dynamic rushing duo, one that will finall...
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