Consider Packers RB Cedric Benson a solid backup plan. DuJuan Harris will certainly be back next season in Green Bay, while the Packers seem intent on giving James Starks one more season to prove himself and stay off the injury report. Alex Green, who played this season just a year removed from a serious knee injury, should be back for his third season in Green Bay. That means Benson's return to the Packers will likely be decided based on whether the team drafts a running back in April. If general manager Ted Thompson does draft a running back, that new player, along with Harris, Starks and Green, will be enough bodies at the position. That's the most likely scenario. But, if Thompson can't find good value on a running back in the draft, Benson could be the veteran on a cheap contract who steps in if the younger players don't perform well.
As it stands, we believe that Harris will emerge as the top back of this group in 2013.