Pauline: "A number of teams" prefer Jonathan Franklin over Eddie Lacy

Now that we are only four days away from the 2013 NFL Draft, it is still unclear whether or not a team will select a running back in the first round.

If not, it will end a streak more than 50 years long of at least one running back being selected in Round 1.

Either way, there is some debate as to which running back will be the first one off the board. In my latest mock draft, it's Alabama's Eddie Lacy in Round 2 to the Rams that is the first off the board.

That said, Tony Pauline tweeted today that there are "a number of teams" that have UCLA's Jonathan Franklin ranked higher than Lacy and he's being compared to Frank Gore and Doug Martin.

I have Franklin in the third round to the Packers (see all Packers' picks of my five-round mock) although it's looking like he won't last that long.

Franklin was highly productive at UCLA and set the school's single-season rushing mark (1,734 yards) last year. While he's not the biggest back (5-10, 205 pounds), Franklin has the versatility to run inside/outside, pass protect and is a good receiver out of the backfield.

After the NFL draft is complete, I will release my initial fantasy football rookie rankings and incorporate rookies into my existing 2013 rankings.

DraftKings: Open an account and get a 100% deposit bonus (up to $600).






Check Out the Most Recent Posts on The Daily Blitz

FREE Week 9 Fantasy Football Contest: Win Our Shirt Oct 27, 2014
Jeremy Maclin sets career high with 187 yards and two TDs Oct 26, 2014
Sammy Watkins finishes with 157 yards and a TD Oct 26, 2014
Denard Robinson goes over 100 yards in second consecutive game Oct 26, 2014
Arian Foster rushes for 151 yards, scores three times Oct 26, 2014
Matt Forte racks up 168 YFS and a TD in blowout loss Oct 26, 2014
Rob Gronkowski finishes with 9/149/3 vs. Bears Oct 26, 2014
Tom Brady throws for 354 yards and 5 TDs Oct 26, 2014
Week 8 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Beazley Oct 25, 2014
Week 8 NFL Picks Against the Spread (ATS): Yanotchko Oct 25, 2014


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://eatdrinkandsleepfootball.com/blog-mt/mt-tb.fcgi/3865

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)






Our FREE Week 9 Fantasy Football Contest
Want to win one of our site's t-shirts for free?

>> Enter our free Week 9 contest.

(Spots in the contest are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis up until kickoff on Sunday.)