Originally posted on Packers Notes  |  Last updated 4/11/12
Talented young running back should contribute in 2012 Regardless of which players general manager Ted Thompson chooses in the upcoming draft, I doubt any of them will excite me as much as a young player already on the roster. I’m referring to Alex Green, the second-year running back whose rookie season was ended by a torn ACL in week 7. According to Mike McCarthy, rehabilitation is going well. “Alex looks really good,” said the coach. “Seeing him in the weight room every day, he looks like he’s really progressing.” That’s obviously great news for the player, and it’s also great news for the team. A healthy Green should make one of the most dynamic offenses in league history even better. Green, who is blessed with both size (6’0, 225) and speed (4.44), averaged over 8 yards per carry as a senior. So why was he still available at the end of round three? There were a few reasons. Scouts were wary because Hawaii used a spread offense, which meant there were often gaping holes for Green...
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