Packers believe Eddie Lacy is an every down back

eddie lacyAfter drafting former Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the second round of this year’s NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers feel like he’s an every down back despite his injury history.

“He’s got great lateral quickness,” said Brian Gutekunst, the Packers’  director of college scouting, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “Great ability to drop his pads in the hole. Very powerful guy. He has kind of an uncanny knack to get out of trouble for a guy his size.

“They used him more in the dump-off kind of stuff, screens and check-downs, more than put him into routes. He catches it very, very well . . . as a pass blocker, he’s able to step in there and stop people.”

The Packers also acquired some insurance for Lacy, but drafting UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin in the 4th round.