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Sometimes players that are drafted lower than they were expecting start to get a bigger chip on their shoulders. They want the regular season to start to prove to the other teams that didn’t draft him that they made a mistake.
It looks like Eddie Lacy looks to continue that trend. He was selected 61st overall by the Green Bay Packers. One reason that teams did not pick him up was because of the surgery Lacy had on his toe in the offseason.
Yesterday Lacy told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, “From Day 1 I’m going to be ready to go.”
To go along with his prediction he can back it up from his past experience. His former teammates at Alabama said that Lacy didn’t miss any practices in college and he always played well.
Still NFL teams did have some concerns about Lacy because Alabama is known for asking a lot out of their athletes. NFL teams know that players get beat up during the team’s practices.
The Packers traded up in the fourth round to draft former UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin. While there is more potential for Lacy than Franklin, both guys will be competing for playing time on the Packers.
“I don’t know how you can’t be excited about Franklin. I’m really looking forward to see how he grabs the rope and runs with it,” said Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
The Packers were looking to build up their running back core and did so with the addition of Lacy and Franklin. These the two rookies hope to help Aaron Rodgers in the backfield.
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