The Green Bay Packers have to do something at running back this offseason, with just Ty Montgomery currently under contract. We suspect they’ll re-sign Eddie Lacy, but they’ll likely also want to add a third body to the mix.
That body may come through the draft.
The Packers met with Florida State running back Dalvin Cook (5-11, 213) at the combine. Cook is a projected first-round pick that surpassed 1,000 yards three times for the Seminoles, including a 1,765-yard season in 2016, when he was named first-team All American.
The Packers have also at least had a conversation with Wisconsin running back Corey Clement (5-10, 221). Clement is not nearly has highly-rated as Cook, but he did run for 1,375 yards as a senior, while making first-team All Big Ten.
Former Wisconsin RB Corey Clement said a #Packers scout told him the team may draft two tailbacks this year because they are so thin.
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) March 2, 2017
And finally, in completely uninspired fashion, it looks as if the Packers aren’t quite closing the door on James Starks, either. The team released Starks in February. He had missed the final six games (including playoffs) because of a concussion. Before that he was less effective, averaging just 2.3 yards per carry.
Frankly, the Packers should only be bringing back the 31-year-old James Starks if he’s the only running back option available to them. And if that’s the case, the personnel department really isn’t doing it’s job, is it?
Certainly, Cook is the most intriguing name on this list. He hits home runs.
Yeah they need a back. Nice info not the anti-packer hit piece you usually get from this site.
Starks isn’t coming back, and we’re not drafting 2 rb’s. this is definitely silly season in the NFL. Some people love this shit, talking free agents, draft combine, metrics, ridiculous mock drafts, projecting a player(s) that you think your team is going to draft and never does. paid talking heads talking stupid as if they know something, but it never comes to fruition. Fans look for certain players highlights on youtube, then go batshit crazy…”We need that guy!!”….lmao
There are 3 days that matter, the actual draft. The rest is fake window dressing with draft “guru’s”, 5 million rumors, sensationalized storys, fake news. All for one purpose, tv ratings.
Although the initial few days of free agency is entertaining, along with listening to a talking corpse we know as big Ted.. The rest is mostly 7 weeks of silly season where we talk about Revis, kicking tires, this scout said this to this player blah blah blah. It’s just begun..i hate this time of the off season…lol
Someone could write an article about the signing of Perry for big money. Is it justified? Mandatory? Should we pass? A real story nonetheless.
I agree. No way Starks coming back. Why is this a conversation
Who do they think they are fooling, looking at potential 1st round draft picks at RB? The Packers don’t run the ball enough as it is, let’s waste a draft pick there. I guess it would be better than wasting it on whoever the next 1st round defensive bust will be.
if there’s one thing I have come to understand about TT is that if the media is reporting that we’re interested in someone, we are definitely NOT going to draft him.