In the 2012 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers stuck mostly to the defensive side of the ball as far as addressing needs was concerned, therefore in order to add a running back to the roster, the team signed undrafted free agent running back Marc Tyler out of USC.
ESPN.com has Tyler ranked as the 25th best running back in this year’s draft class, following a solid career with the Trojans, where the 5’10 219 pound running back carried the ball 334 times for 1,751 yards, equal to 5.2. yards per carry.
(Career stats shown here:http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pi/shareit/5xYEO)
Tyler is a tough, strong runner that is not great at making defenders miss but runs with determination and power. He notched 15 rushing touchdowns over the course of his college career, 13 of which came in the last two seasons. He’s also flashed ability as a receiver, catching 29 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns.
Given the Packers relatively thin depth chart at running with only James Starks, Alex Green and Brandon Saine on the roster, Tyler will have a better chance winning a job in Green Bay than with most NFL teams and will be given an opportunity to compete for a roster spot in training camp.