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Packers tab Lacy with second round pick

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NEW YORK CITY - Alabama running back Eddie Lacy says his hamstring is healed and he's ready to run the ball for the green-and-gold. The Packers made Lacy the 61st overall selection of the 2013 NFL Draft yesterday.

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He had been projected as a first-round selection, but doubts about his health helped him slip to the second. Green Bay had also been looking closely at the University of Wisconsin's record-setting back, Montee Ball, but Denver picked him.

At 5-11 and 230 pounds, Lacy is expected to be that up-the-middle runner the Packers haven't had in recent seasons.

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The Green Bay Packers have 10 picks available in the 2013 NFL Draft today. General manager Ted Thompson was wheeling and dealing yesterday, trading away a second-round pick to San Francisco for a lower second-rounder and a sixth-round pick. Then, he did some more trading with the 49ers, sending a third-round pick off, in return for a lower third-round selection and a seventh rounder. He wasn't done. The third-round pick he got from the 49ers, he sent to Miami for a fourth, a fifth and a seventh. Packers officials feel this is a very deep draft, with quality available late and they think they can get some valuable pieces in the action today - unless more trades are made to make the situation even better.

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