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CWood21


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: 4th Round (125): Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA Reply with quote

With the 125th Overall Selection, the Green Bay Packers select...



Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA

Height: 5'10 Weight: 205 Arm: 30" Hand: 9 3/8"
40: 4.46 10: 1.54 20: 2.53
Reps: 18 Vertical: 31.5" Broad Jump: 9'7"
Shuttle: 4.31 Cone: 6.89

Stats:
2012: 282 att, 1734 yards, 6.1 avg, 13 TD, 33 rec, 323 yards, 2 TD
2011: 166 att, 976 yards, 5.9 avg, 5 TD, 9 rec, 74 yards, TD
2010: 214 att, 1127 yards, 5.3 avg, 8 TD, 10 rec, 63 yards
2009: 126 att, 566 yards, 4.5 avg, 5 TD, 6 rec, 57 yards

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Film:
2012 Highlights
vs. Nebraska
vs. Stanford
vs. Rice
vs. Houston/Stanford 2011
vs. USC/Texas 2010

Scouting Report:
http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1631945/johnathan-franklin wrote:
Franklin thrived in 2012 as part of UCLA's zone-read offense, routinely making something out of nothing with his fast, tough and energetic running style. Although he doesn't have the frame to get much bigger than 205 pounds, he has good muscle definition and has stayed durable over the years, leaving UCLA with 45 career starts.

Franklin loves to bounce runs outside with this vision and explosive lateral movements, reminding many of another former Bruin running back with a smaller stature, but very balanced attack (Maurice Jones-Drew).

Franklin boasts NFL-caliber speed and the ability to make defenders miss in tight quarters. He attacks the line of scrimmage and can squirt through in a blink, consistently giving the Bruins a big-play option from the running game.

He's affectionately been nicknamed "Jetski" by some on the team due to his ability to leave defenders in his wake. The catchy nickname is fun, but I have concerns about how well he'll transition to the NFL. Franklin lacks the bulk of an NFL lead back so he'd likely have to make a roster as a third-down specialist.

The problem is he hasn't demonstrated the reliable hands out of the backfield (25 career catches for just 194 yards and one score) nor is he a stout blocker in pass protection -- two traits normally associated with the speedy change-of-pace options NFL teams are increasingly employing in this era of specialization.

Perhaps most alarming is that Franklin has struggled with ball security. He fumbled three times in a five game stretch last year and it has been a sporadic problem going back earlier in his career.



General Consensus on the forum: The disappointment with Alex Green and James Starks has been well-documented on this forum and bringing in Franklin--another back some ranked inside the top 3 at the position coming into the week--should help relieve many of the concerns next year. Franklin and Lacy complement each other very well and combined with Harris's late season burst, the fanbase has a reason to be confident about the team's prospects running the ball next year.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great value here. Got my top two ranked RBs.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHOA
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good value. I like.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CWood21 wrote:
Great value here. Got my top two ranked RBs.


+1!!

He was the top guy on my board Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your fast CWood, I give ya that. Scrap our previous RB core. Bout to get busy back there.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

goodnight sweet starks
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So......Lacy, Franklin, Harris.

Grant, benson, Starks, and Green......you may exit the bldg
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, man, I Am Rodgers just creamed himself and went into a coma.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kuhn wrote:
CWood21 wrote:
Great value here. Got my top two ranked RBs.


+1!!


+2!! Not sure why we needed him though.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running back just went from a weakness to a strength. We have a three headed monster with Lacy, Franklin, and Harris.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, we can toss Starks now! Plus we have insurance just in case Lacy's hammy reoccurs
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lacy, Harris, Green, Franklin, Starks???

This group is going to have an ENTIRELY different feel than the beginning of last season
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Balance? What's balance?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is where you see the similarities between Thompson and Schneider. Absolutely no reason for RB where Michael was taken and the same thing with Franklin right here.. I'm certain the value was simply too much.

Good Pick Though. I'm sure the Packers love a lot of the WR prospects still left.

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