Rookie running back Johnathan Franklin is expected to team up with fellow rookie Eddie Lacy and form a powerful 1-2 punch in the ground game for the Packers.
Franklin was selected by the Packers in the fourth round, with the 125th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.
The need to take the pressure off quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the passing game and get back to a more balance attack is one of the team’s goals this offseason going into training camp.
At 5’10, 205 pounds, Franklin has been the offseason training program working with Rodgers first hand and says the QB’s expectations for the offense forces him to be on top of his game.
“It's great. Aaron's a great person and we all know he's a great athlete. What I like about him is he's a man with expectations. When you come into the huddle, you need to know what you're doing. You need to understand everything and that's great because that makes me want to be better. So I like to go in there and tell him, 'I got this,' and he's not on my case,” Franklin said, via Martin Hendricks of JSOline.com.
“Just getting better every day. Just getting better and not being satisfied and working as hard as you can. If we do that, I believe things will fall into place.”