Jun 11, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy works out during organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field in Green Bay. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Lacy could become Green Bay Packers starting running back?


Eddie Lacy isn’t even listed among the top three running backs on the Green Bay Packers depth chart, but according to Packers insider Bob McGinn, he very well could end up with the most carries by season end.

Per McGinn:

Franklin hasn’t shown any “wow” factor yet. He has been adequate, not special, as a pass blocker. He’s tough and quick, but has struggled making headway between the tackles partially due to size.

The assumption is that Franklin, as a fourth-round pick, has the team made. But Lacy figures to get most of the carries, Harris pass-protected almost as well as he rushed in 2012 and Starks has enjoyed an injury-free, competitive camp.

Green has been somewhat tentative, and there are questions if his quickness and speed will ever return to his pre-knee injury levels. He’ll have to show much more if the Packers have any hope to deal him at the end.

Despite not being named among the top backs on the depth chart, Lacy has been far and away the best halfback in Packers training camp. DeJuan Harris seems to be the most logical threat to take Lacy’s potential starting gig away, though, Lacy is the more naturally talented of the two and shouldn’t have much trouble securing the job, assuming his nagging hamstring injury doesn’t grow worse.

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