We're starting to close in on the home stretch here and one thing is clear - nothing is clear.
Which is just to say: situation normal.
It's hard to gauge where LeShoure's value is, though that is no fault of his. With the emergence of running back committees, even a good back can see himself fall out of the first round and while it might have been unfathomable a few years ago, it wouldn't shock me to see both LeShoure and fellow backs Mark Ingram and Ryan Williams still on the board on day two.
Which only means somebody could get a great value in the second. This isn't to say LeShoure isn't a value in the first. Just that running back has been de-emphasized as a need in today's NFL.
So what does this mean for the Packers? A few weeks ago I said that Mark Ingram would be a player the Pack should look at if he was there at the 32nd pick. Does that hold true for LeShoure, who many consider the second best back in the Draft?
Absolutely, though if LeShoure drops (I almost want to say 'when', but let's stay positive for the guy) Green Bay's value could come from multiple avenues.
There are certainly teams who might make a play for the 32nd pick if Ingram or LeShoure are sitting there. And as Brian pointed out yesterday with the demand for quarterbacks as well, the Packers could have ample opportunity to trade back.
The fact is, it's entirely likely that there will be a glut of QB/RB types on the board by the end of the first round and the Packers should take advantage. I bet they're working the phones right now, feeding rumors and playing teams off each other.
If they don't get a deal they like, would LeShoure fit with in with Green Bay's offense? Absolutely. I think he would be a great compliment to Starks and Grant and like I said about Ingram, if/when Grant becomes more expensive than he is worth, I think a LeShoure/Starks combo could be tremendous.
Either way, the more I look at it, the better the position the Packers find themselves in at the end of the first.
Because the Super Bowl win isn't enough.
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