Packers RB James Starks spent much of the off-season working on his hamstrings, which have given him fits for years. He's also thicker through the chest, and has lowered his body fat by 1-2%.
Does that make him ready for a breakout season?
"You hope that every guy gets better every year," Packer offensive coordinator Tom Clements said. "He has a lot of ability. He's powerful, runs hard, catches the ball out of the backfield pretty well. We're hopeful."
Starks currently represents nice value in the middle rounds. We have him ranked #24, but he is the 32nd RB off the board. He would make a nice RB3 or even a decent RB2 for a team that is stacked at other positions. The RB is something of an afterthought in the Packer offense, but if the defense improves as expected, the team should be in position to drain the clock more often late in games. That's where Starks could shine.