Let's be real, it's highly unlikely that UCLA will replace the 1,734 yards and 13 touchdowns that Johnathan Franklin rushed for in 2012.
The running back rotation will most likely resemble a committee as opposed to relying solely upon one back. Regardless, there are some questions.
For one, there's no telling as to how Damien Thigpen will respond from his injury. Thigpen suffered a torn ACL last season against Southern Cal. Unless he conjures up images of Adrian Peterson post-surgery, it's probably a good bet that Thigpen won't be same electrifying player he was pre-injury.
In addition, other options such as Jordon James, Paul Perkins and Malcolm Jones have been plagued by inconsistency and a lack of overall experience.
Incoming back Craig Lee will likely enter as the most innately talented member of the bunch. The Redlands, Calif. native is a well-rounded back. He's able to run effectively between-the-tackles, but he's also able to flash great speed and out-sprint defenders to the end zone.
It's truly a wide-open competition. As previously mentioned, it seems as if offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone will utilize multiple guys at the position.
Lee's overall ability and upside makes him a very attractive option.