Power ranking the Green Bay Packers running backs ahead of training camp.
When training camp kicks off later this month and the Green Bay Packers offense takes to the field, a focus will be on the ground game. How has it changed with Matt LaFleur running the offense? How involved will each running back be in the passing game? What role will each player have?
The way LaFleur has spoken about the importance of the ground game, it’s hard to imagine we’ll be discussing the lack of carries for Green Bay’s running backs this season.
The Packers currently have four running backs on the roster: Tra Carson, Aaron Jones, Dexter Williams and Jamaal Williams. While Malcolm Johnson is listed as a running back on the team’s official website, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted that Johnson considers himself a fullback.
With three weeks to go until camp, we’ve put together our power rankings for the running backs currently on the roster.
4. Tra Carson
Tra Carson has an excellent opportunity ahead of him at training camp. With the Packers wanting to run the ball more, depth will be important at the position. If Carson can impress at training camp, he’ll give himself a good chance of making the 53-man roster.
Carson rushed for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns in his final season at Texas A&M in 2015, and he also had 183 receiving yards and a touchdown.
If Carson makes the roster, he’ll likely be fourth on the depth chart. But after the Packers released Kapri Bibbs, Carson has an opportunity to impress at camp.