Green Bay Packers: Full Position Breakdown, Depth Chart Analysis at Running Back

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Green Bay Packers: Full Position Breakdown, Depth Chart Analysis at Running Back
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After selecting two running backs, Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin, in the 2013 draft, re-signing James Starks this offseason and DuJuan Harris returning as well, the Green Bay Packers certainly didn't need to add any depth at the position this offseason.

With Rookie of the Year winner Lacy having emerged as an explosive, game-changing starter and Starks having proven he can effectively spell him while finding the end zone, the Packers have a solid starting rotation heading into the 2014 season.

But will Green Bay carry four running backs on the 53-man roster? How will they use Franklin, the fourth-round selection who was so promising last offseason, only to be benched in 2013 for multiple drops and then landing on the injured reserve list for the rest of the season. 

And despite his high draft selection, is there a situation in which Franklin doesn't make the final 53?

Harris, who was at one point slotted in as Green Bay's starter ahead of the 2013 season, is extremely talented and is valuable on any team's bench. Will the Packers find a role for him?

Additionally, the Packers currently have three additional backs on the 90-man roster in 5'7", 195-pound LaDarius Perkins from Mississippi State, 5'10", 210-pound Michael Hill out of Missouri Western and 5'11", 220-pound Rajion Neal out of Tennessee.

But with the other four system-tested players vying to make the roster, it's unlikely Perkins, Hill or Neal earns a spot. 

In the following overview, we'll break down the running back position in its entirety and predict how the 53-man roster will shape up.

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