Green Bay Packers: Ten mid-round options in 2016 NFL Draft
RB Josh Ferguson, Illinois
If you want to watch an entertaining running back, turn on Josh Ferguson’s tape. Adding a change-of-pace back could be huge for the Packers. Ferguson is a million miles away from Eddie Lacy’s style, but this could be exactly what Green Bay needs.
The 5-foot-9, 198-pounder is small back but has blazing speed which could make him a home run hitter. His ability to change direction and make defenses miss would make him a dangerous weapon behind Lacy in Green Bay. With a rejuvenated Lacy breaking tackles and wearing down defenses, Ferguson’s speed could be too much to handle.
Ferguson can help out in the passing game. He can be split out wide as a receiver or also used on screen passes out of the backfield. His versatility could make him a tough player to defend with so much other talent for defenses to account for on the Green Bay offense.
Last year, I really liked the idea of Ameer Abdullah being the Packers’ change-of-pace back behind Lacy. Of course, he wound up at the Lions, but Ferguson has many of the same qualities and could be an excellent find on day three.
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