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Yahoo.com’s Doug Farrar recently interviewed football analyst Greg Cosell about the 2013 NFL Draft. When discussing the Green Bay Packers draft, both raved over the potential of fourth round selection running back Jonathan Franklin out of UCLA. They do add, however, that there is room to grow for Franklin in the passing game.
“[Jonathan Franklin] is a perfect fit for this offense, until I remember, well, he’s going to have to learn to catch the ball. That’s kind of an issue when you have Aaron Rodgers,” says Farrar.
In terms of running the ball, Farrar feels Franklin will have a much better chance to shine.
“The way defenses play the Packers, [Franklin] will have more opportunities to [get to the second level].”
Cosell agrees, adding “If you go spread with Rodgers in the gun and Franklin in the backfield, he’s essentially […] attacking gaps instead of running power.”
Running “power” is more suited for bigger, stronger backs (Franklin is only 205 lbs.) while “attacking gaps” out
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