The Packers will not spend a huge amount of money on a running back during the offseason, and even if the Packers do add a cheap, veteran running back, they should still make this pick. Montee Ball is a workhorse who is able to run well between the tackles and catch the ball out of the backfield.
Throughout his four-year career at Wisconsin he produced at the highest level, averaging 231 carriers for 1,285 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns per season. Not only did he rush all over defenses, he proved that he could catch the ball. He averaged almost 15 catches per season for 150 yards.
Over Montee Ball's remarkable career he won numerous awards including the Doak Walker Award in 2012 (given to the top running back in college football), the Archie Griffin Award in 2011 (given to college football's MVP for the entire season), and he was a consensus All-American in 2011 and 2012. Besides winning many awards, Montee Ball set the Division 1 FBS All-time touchdowns record (83) and rushing touchdowns record (77).
Montee Ball has proven that he is the best running back in this years draft class, and he would give the Packers the threat of running the ball on any given down. Montee Ball is a game changer and explosive player, who the Packers need to take with the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft.