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All it really took was one run for Eddie Lacy to win the starting running back job for the Green Bay Packers. His 15-yard run against the St. Louis Rams where he broke five tackles before going down was all the Packers needed to see from him.
Lacy will not only start the season atop the depth chart in Green Bay, but he'll also likely be featured in the offense pretty regularly. The Packers desperately need a ground game to complement quarterback Aaron Rodgers, and Lacy looks like he'll be the one to do it.
As long as Lacy can stay healthy, which is something he had trouble with while at Alabama, he should have one of the more productive seasons for a rookie running back in the league.