The Green Bay Packers took that compensatory pick they got for Casey Hayward and used it on UTEP running back Aaron Jones.
That’s running backs in consecutive rounds for the Packers, if you’re keeping score. And that depth chart would appear to be set and competitive.
Jones was a beast in 2016, putting up 1,773 yards and 17 TDs. He added 28 catches for 233 yards and three receiving TDs.
Clearly, the Packers are looking for backs that can contribute as both runners and receivers. Jones isn’t the biggest guy (5’9″, 208) or the fastest guy (4.56 40), but he does have above-average athleticism and it’s hard to argue with the production or skill set.
Jones can and does run dudes over and he has moves.
If I had to compare him to a someone you know, it might be a more athletic version of DuJuan Harris.
DuJuan Harris, haven’t heard that name in forever. All I remember was him continually putting up yards and McCarthy refusing to use him more than just once in a while.