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Weight: 256 pounds
In 2013, the Green Bay Packers became a top-10 running team in the NFL, as the Packers finished seventh in the league in rushing. That was mostly due to the breakout rookie season of running back Eddie Lacy, who ended up winning the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
It was the first time since 2004 that the Packers were in the top 10 in rushing, and the production by Lacy was a big reason why. No. 27 had 1,178 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns.
Now, the Packers will always be a dynamic passing team behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers, but I expect the running game to continue to be a big part of the offense.
That is why the Packers would be interested in drafting Jay Prosch, who was the best blocking fullback in the nation last year at Auburn.
The Packers are one of the few teams that still utilize the fullback position, and Prosch would be a nice heir apparent to John Kuhn, should the Packers re-sign the veteran fullback, who will be an unrestricted free agent in March.
Prosch can dominate in run blocking, which should help open up some huge holes for Lacy and the other running backs.
Prosch can also catch the ball, as he had a 19-yard average on five receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown. In short-yardage situations, Prosch can be used like Kuhn to run the ball, as he had 38 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns.
An added plus is that Prosch is a very good player on special teams, and that is an area in which the Packers need to improve on in 2014.