When Ryan Grant went down with a season-ending injury, it left the Green Bay Packers' running game in the hands of Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn.
While Kuhn has proven to be a capable runner in limited duty, Jackson has been a disappointment. He has failed to give the Packers' running game any sort of presence.
What Green Bay needs to do is either trade for a capable running back or sign one out of free agency. What they can't do is wait for the draft.
So, what will Packers' general manager Ted Thompson do? He'll wait for the draft, of course. He hates giving up draft picks, even for proven products who can help his team get back on the path to a Super Bowl Championship.
So, even though Ted Thompson isn't going to make a deal, let's take a look at five running backs who could help the Packers.