Thursday, January 31, 2013
BBAO: DuJuan Harris in 2013?
By Kevin Seifert
We're Black and Blue All Over:
Over the past few weeks, I've received as many questions about DuJuan Harris as any other NFC North player. Specifically, many of you want to know if the Green Bay Packers will enter the 2013 season with Harris as their top running back.
Running back tends to be a year-to-year proposition in Green Bay, which is exactly why a player signed at midseason to the practice squad can end up starting two playoff games. Harris ran for a combined 257 yards in six games last season, including the postseason, and seemed to have a burst and a good feel for the Packers' offense.
Will that be enough to embed him in the Packers' offseason plans? Several San Francisco 49ers players who faced him in the divisional playoff round were impressed, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
There are two equally compelling arguments here. One would suggest it's time for the Packers to make a draft commitment at the running back position. The other would question why it's necessary. If you can find and develop a DuJuan Harris off the street, why spend a high draft choice to find another one?
Continuing around the NFC North: