Predicting how a drafted rookie will do in the NFL is always a tough endeavor. For instance, last year I tried to forecast what kind of year rookie running back Eddie Lacy of the Green Bay Packers would have in 2013.
In August, I said that he would end up with 1,075 yards rushing, have a 4.3 yards-per-carry average, score eight rushing touchdowns, catch 22 passes and notch two receiving touchdowns in his rookie season.
I came pretty close with my prediction but was a bit low in my prognostication overall. He ended up with 1,178 yards rushing, a 4.1 yards-per-carry average, 11 rushing touchdowns, 35 receptions and zero receiving touchdowns.
That performance led to him being named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2013. He became the first Packer to win that award since John Brockington in 1971.
I'm going to forecast four things that will happen with the 2014 draft class of the Packers. Again, this is difficult, as we haven't even seen the players in an OTA, minicamp or training camp yet.
Still, let's give it a try.