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Behind James Starks is a bit of a battle. While the Packers are not a run-heavy team, the running back is important, and given Starks' struggles with injury the No. 2 back here could be key.
Aaron Nagler and I debated this a little in Monday's Training Camp Breakdown for NFL Draft 365 and we're on different sides of the issue.
You can, of course, watch the video, but ultimately I feel there are several things in Saine's favor.
First, Saine has more speed than either Starks or Alex Green. He can explode out of the hole and is hard to catch when he gets into the open field.
Saine is also a very hard runner, keeping his legs moving after contact and fighting for the hard yards. He's got great leg strength as well so he can break tackles and move the pile when he needs to.
He's also a very good receiver, with soft hands that take good care of the ball when he's running as well. He won't drop Rodgers' passes and won't put the ball on the ground often. He's also a solid blocker, which will give him the chance to catch those balls in the first place because, if he can't block, he can't be on the field in third-down situations.
Finally, and this is key, he stays healthy, which is something Green and Starks have both struggled to do.
All these factors point out to me that Saine, not Green, will be the second back in Green Bay this year.