Steelers looking at Franklin in the second?
They may have him ranked higher than Lacy on their board.
A number of teams
tell Draftinsider.net's Tony Pauline that UCLA's Johnathan Franklin
ranks higher than Lacy on their boards. The New York Jets
and Pittsburgh Steelers
are among the teams "looking hard
" at Franklin, according Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
Franklin is drawing comparisons to Frank Gore
and Doug Martin
as a three-down back with NFL-ready pass-protection skills and the physicality to succeed between the tackles at the NFL level.
Highly productive last season at UCLA, Franklin piled up 1,734 rushing yards and 15 total touchdowns while adding 33 catches for 323 yards. He's a more complete back than Lacy.