Eddie Lacy The Green Bay Packers were a team that was up and down at times finishing the season with an 11-5 record, and a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Here is the rookie class head coach Mike McCarthy and his staff have put together to address the needs of a team that is in bad need of a star running back, and a replacement for defensive captain, All-Pro safety Charles Woodson.

Green Bay Packers 2013 Rookie Class

Draft Picks

1st Round: Datone Jones – Defensive End

2nd Round: Eddie Lacy – Running Back

4th Round: David Bakhtiari – Offensive Tackle

4th Round: J.C. Tretter – Offensive Guard

4th Round: Johnathan Franklin – Running Back

5th Round: Micah Hyde – Cornerback

5th Round: Josh Boyd – Defensive Tackle

6th Round: Nate Palmer – Linebacker

7th Round: Charles Johnson – Wide Receiver

7th Round: Kevin Dorsey – Wide Receiver

7th Round: Sam Barrington – Linebacker

 

Undrafted Rookie Free Agents

Matt Brown – Quarterback

Patrick Lewis – Guard

Andy Mulumba – Outside Linebacker

Angelo Pease – Running Back

Gilbert Pena – Nose Tackle

Jake Stoneburner – Tight End

Lane Taylor – Guard

Myles White – Wide Receiver

Alex Gillett – Wide Receiver

David Fulton – Safety

Jonathan Amosa – Running Back

Donte Savage – Linebacker

Brandon Walker – Cornerback

Tyrone Smith – Wide Receiver

Jarvis Wilson - Linebacker

Ryan Roberson – Running Back – Cut on May 13

The Packers, like many teams, struggled running the ball last season due to the fact they did not have a feature back for the majority of the season. Alex Green finished the season as the leading rusher with 464 yards with Rodgers second on the team with 259 yards after Cedric Benson was injured five games into the season.

With Eddie Lacy, Johnathan Franklin, and Angelo Pease in camp, the Packers have one of the strongest rushing attacks in the NFC. Pease has made the strongest showing so far through rookie camps after Lacey dropped a pass and tripped over another player.

While the Packers had a hard time running the ball last season, they had problems stopping opponents running the ball as well. Now with Datone Jones laying claim on a defensive end spot; not only do the Packers have a run stopper they have a dominate pass rusher.

Over his four seasons at UCLA, Jones had 148 total tackles with 36.5 being for a loss, 12.5 sacks, 5 defended passes and 3 forced fumbles.

Even though the Packers addressed their needs and stocked up on cornerbacks to work out this summer, they still do not have that player that offers the leadership and explosive play that Woodson brought to the field.

Good thing for Packers fans A.J. Hawk, Clay Mathews, and B.J Raji are still around or this defense would not have any veteran leadership with big-play capability.