Each year, the NFL Players' Association holds an event to introduce a few select NFL rookies to the media and to take photographs for their rookie trading cards. Two of the newest Green Bay Packers are taking part in the event, and both are running backs: Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin. The two are in uniform at the event out in Los Angeles, and SBNation's Ryan Van Bibber is out on the scene.
Both of the backs come from warmer climates than Green Bay. Lacy grew up in Louisana and played at the University of Alabama, while Johnathan Franklin grew up in Los Angeles and stayed home to go to school at UCLA. That was a hot topic for other players who joked with the two Packers about the cold climate of their new home. Ryan captured a few bits of those exchanges for our amusement, including some other photos and videos showing the two new teammates getting ready for their various photo shoots.
Get dat coat! vine.co/v/bEVqqiAQnEp— ryan van bibber (@justRVB) May 18, 2013
Also concerned about the WI winters vine.co/v/bEVbaBFxF7I— ryan van bibber (@justRVB) May 18, 2013
That's Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Denard Robinson doing the interviewing, for the record.
Oh, and Lacy doesn't want you to forget where he went to school and won a pair of national championships:
Roll damn tide vine.co/v/bEVhDO3nTF5— ryan van bibber (@justRVB) May 18, 2013
The young Packers are expected to be back in Green Bay soon for the start of OTAs on Monday.