The Packers have been searching for their No. 1 running back all season after starter Eddie Lacy went on injured reserve, even going so far as to sign not one but two free agents in their pursuit of a balanced offense.
But the player who will prove to be the Packers' lead rusher has been on the roster since training camp. He was just playing a different position.
Approaching the 2013 NFL Draft General Manager Ted Thompson was faced with needs at the key positions of defensive line and running back and a philosophy of taking the best players available. Thompson seemed to accomplish both.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."