NFL Draft: Duke Johnson a fit for Green Bay Packers?

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Oct 4, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) runs the ball against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the first quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers have a solid 1-2 punch in the backfield with Eddie Lacy and James Starks.

The 2015 NFL Draft boasts a deep class of running backs; should the Packers target Miami’s Duke Johnson?

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Third-string back DuJuan Harris has packed his bags and left Green Bay.

He’s gone to Minnesota …

Of course.

Do the Packers have bigger needs at inside linebacker, cornerback and defensive tackle?


Would a running back in the first few rounds be considered a luxury pick?


Nevertheless, with the run game being so essential to Packers’ offense, you really can never have enough talented running backs.

Last year, the Packers avoided any major injuries to their backfield, but you can’t guarantee such luck every year.

Lacy takes a pounding every time he carries the football; if he misses any significant period of time in 2015, the unit will be a little vulnerable.

Johnson could be a perfect fit in the Green Bay offense. He would bring a versatile threat and would be able to take some of the heavy lifting from Lacy.

Let’s take a deeper look.

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