2013 NFL Draft: Green Bay Packers Select Alabama RB Eddie Lacy at No. 61

By Dan Parzych
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Despite having one of the league’s top offenses, the Green Bay Packers have been looking for a No. 1 running back for quite some time. In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Packers hope they finally have found that running back they’ve been looking for–Alabama‘s Eddie Lacy.

The Crimson Tide have seen plenty of successful running backs make the transition to the NFL level over the years and Lacy hopes to become the next running back to do the same. He may not turn out to be as good as other Alabama running backs, but the potential is certainly there for Lacy–assuming he can manage to stay healthy.

Unfortunately for Lacy, staying healthy was one of the main concerns for him heading into the draft and was one of the main reasons why it took up until late second round for him to get selected by Green Bay. As long as he can manage to stay healthy, there’s no reason why Lacy shouldn’t be able to make an impact in the Packers’ ground game was a rookie.

This team has been in need of a consistent running back for quite some time considering every other player they seem to try fails to work out. Green Bay may be a pass-happy team, but it’s difficult not to like this pick for the Packers this late in the second round and hopefully Lacy can live up to the hype in 2013.

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