It’s clear the Packers had a plan in mind when they were stockpiling draft picks.
They just added UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin with the 125th overall pick, after using previous fourth-rounders on offensive tackles David Bakhtiari and J.C. Tretter.
The Packers drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy last night in the second round, giving them a pair of productive picks for a backfield that needed reinforcements — but probably no longer needs a Cedric Benson.
Franklin’s a low-cut running back, and it’s fitting that he broke Maurice Jones-Drew’s all-purpose yardage record there. He might not be the same kind if NFL player as MJD, but he’s clearly good value in the fourth, and the Packers have plenty of picks to burn.