Green Bay Packers: Top 10 Running Backs of All Time

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8. Ryan Grant

Where the heck did this kid come from?

Undrafted out of college, the Green Bay Packers traded a sixth round pick for some guy named Ryan Grant in 2007 with no idea the success he would have.

Sitting behind Brandon Jackson and DeShawn Winn, Grant was given a golden opportunity to start for the team while both Jackson and Winn went down with injuries.

He did not disappoint.

Ryan Grant ran wild in 2007, accumulating 929 yards in just 10 games. He helped a team that was extremely one dimensional through the air become two dimensional on the ground and was a big part of the Packers going to the NFC Championship game that season.

The next two seasons saw Grant run for more than 1,000 yards each while scoring a combined 15 touchdowns. He currently sits fifth all-time in Packers history in rushing with 4,143 yards while adding 27 touchdowns ranking him tenth.

Grant gets a bad rap from the injuries he faced in the later stages of his career as a Packer. His inconsistency in some games has also been questioned, but what he did for the organization in 2007 should not be forgotten as he helped turn the team’s horrific running game around.

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