The Green Bay Packers got one heck of a steal in Eddie Lacy after selecting him in the second round in 2013. Since then, his return on investment has paid off in full and more. Lacy is only the second running back in Packers team history to have run for 1000 yards in each of his first two seasons since John Brockington in 1971 and 1972.
Along with Brockington, he joins a group of only five running backs from the Packers to record consecutive 1000 yard seasons ever. The other running backs include Ryan Grant, Ahman Green, and Jim Taylor; a great group to be associated with if you’re Packers running back.
Lacy is entering his third year in the league and after two stellar seasons to begin his career, we can expect the trend to continue. Barring any injury, Lacy should easily be in the top three running backs of the league this season.
Lacy has an advantage that most running backs don’t have, a solid offensive line. For the first time in a decade, the Packers will finally have the same starting line for a second straight season, and a talented offensive line to add.
This year’s Packers regular season schedule is relatively light in terms of having opponent with top ranked rush defenses. Lacy’s toughest opponents for this year should be the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.
One thing that Lacy has going for him is that he’ll be playing against the Seattle defense at Lambeau Field and not Century Link Field, something the entire team can be relieved about. Read more... (494 words, estimated 1:59 mins reading time)
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