A-Rod: Johnathan Franklin has "slight edge" in passing game

Sports Illustrated - [Full Article]

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers commented on rookie RBs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin.

"It's exciting to see both of those guys doing what they were brought in to do,'' Rodgers said. "I think Johnathan from the mental side has a slight edge right now, just because he understands [passing game] progressions well and he's done a little bit more of that at UCLA. But Eddie obviously has the physical stature and downhill running style that [head coach] Mike [McCarthy] has always appreciated in this running game.

Fantasy Impact: 

Franklin was reportedly struggling in pass protection, so it's no sure thing that he's on the field as a third-down back.

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