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Eddie Lacy | Running Back

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 220

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Packers selected Alabama RB Eddie Lacy with the No. 61 overall pick.
This pick was acquired from the 49ers in a trade down scenario. One league source informed Profootballtalk.com that Lacy’s slide arises from both injuries and a perception that he lacks the passion necessary to play pro football at a high level. Lacy (5-11, 231) replaced Trent Richardson as Alabama's feature back in 2012, holding off five-star recruit (and future first-rounder) T.J. Yeldon to rush for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns on 204 carries (6.48 YPC). Lacy made 35 career receptions. At his April 9 Pro Day -- delayed due to a hamstring injury -- Lacy ran a 4.57 forty-yard dash. Lacy is a violent, punishing runner with surprisingly light feet and lateral shake. He can create his own running room, rare for a big back. Lacy needs polish in the pass game and lacks ideal first-step burst, but he projects as a Jerome Bettis-like foundation runner with high-scoring potential. Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:36:00 PM

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Alabama RB Eddie Lacy blamed a poor pro day to the short amount of time he had to train for the workout once healthy.

"By the time it was anywhere close to 100 percent, I only had two weeks to train," Lacy said. "Everybody knows that two weeks is not enough time, pretty much to do anything. I went out there, I did the best I could do and I got through everything, but there was really nothing I could do about it." The most discouraging aspect of the workout was not the forty time in the 4.6 range, but rather Lacy tiring before the end of the session.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Alabama RB Eddie Lacy is visiting the Patriots on Wednesday.

Another interesting visit. The Patriots have two capable runners in Stevan Ridley and the quicker Shane Vereen, but value on Lacy might be too tough to pass up at some point. The Patriots have invested quite a bit of talent in their offensive line, and Lacy can shine if given his first two steps to pick up speed.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 05:34:00 PM

Alabama RB Eddie Lacy struggled with stamina during his only pro day workout, according to NFL Network's Bucky Brooks.

"Lacy flashed outstanding talent as a (runner) and receiver, but lack of stamina is definitely a concern," Brooks tweeted. "Struggled the entire workout with wind. The lack of conditioning exhibited today will lead some coaches and scouts to question his work ethic. Concerns must be addressed in (meetings)." Lacy posted unofficial forty times of 4.57 and 4.60, as well as recording a 32.5 inch vertical and 9-7 broad jump and clocked a 4.44 short shuttle. The hefty running back has been dealing with a partially torn hamstring throughout the process.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 11:37:00 AM

The St. Louis-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports Alabama RB Eddie Lacy will visit the St. Louis Rams.

Lacy is one of five prospects that will be visiting the Rams. "Wide receivers Keenan Allen (California) and Justin Hunter (Tennessee), running back Eddie Lacy (Alabama), linebacker Khaseem Green (Rutgers), and guard/tackle Kyle Long (Oregon) all are scheduled to pay pre-draft visits to the Rams according to a variety of league sources," Thomas wrote.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline notes that the frustration with Alabama RB Eddie Lacy's injury "is beginning to boil over."

"Scouts are questioning whether Lacy is too injured to run or just too slow," Pauline writes. Lacy missed the Combine and Alabama's Pro Day, scheduling a personal workout for April 11. We should start to hear more about his projection after that date.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 11:28:00 AM

NFL teams have voiced some "some long-term durability concerns" regarding Alabama RB Eddie Lacy, according to The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein.

"I don't see a back in this draft that I want to draft in the first round, but Eddie Lacy gets the closest to that," Zierlein writes. "The problem with Lacy is that it feels like his value might be a little inflated based on the last game we saw him play (Notre Dame)." His pre-draft process has been far from ideal due to injuries limiting his availability.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 11:23:00 AM

Alabama RB Eddie Lacy has said he will work out at the school's final workout session.

Head coach Nick Saban is reportedly setting up two additional workout sessions for his players so they can work out in front of NFL personnel men. Lacy has said he will work out at the final one, saying "I'm going to pick the last date possible." He is still nursing a hamstring injury.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 05:40:00 PM

SI's Peter King believes teams need to see Alabama RB Eddie Lacy run at full health prior to April's Draft if he hopes to earn a first-round selection.

"I go back to the draft four years ago, when Tennessee's Arian Foster had a bad hammy and never could run well before the draft, and he fell out of the seven rounds completely," King writes. "Of course, Lacy won't go undrafted. But someone will need to see him healthy before the draft to take him in the first round." Along with running, Lacy admitted to gaining weight prior to the Combine, so showing up in shape would help his cause.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 09:21:00 AM

Alabama RB Eddie Lacy will not participate in the school's pro day due to a lingering hamstring issue.

The pro day was scheduled for March 13 and Lacy's new workout has not been scheduled. Teams have not had an opportunity to see Lacy at all during the pre-draft process, since he missed the NFL Combine with the same issue.
Sun, Mar 10, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Draft guru Tony Pauline writes that no GM has a first-round grade on a RB.

The news doesn't come entirely as a surprise because there isn't one running back that stands out from the group. However, there are plenty that could be quality ball-carriers at the next level, including Alabama's Eddie Lacy and Clemson's Andre Ellington. They are two of a very deep group that has value in the late rounds.
Source: USA Today
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 06:05:00 PM

NFL Network's Bucky Brooks said he spoke with one evaluator who ranks Alabama RB Eddie Lacy above Trent Richardson and Mark Ingram.

We can buy Ingram, but Richardson is special. Sure, there are certain traits Lacy might have over Richardson, but as a complete package we prefer the latter. Eddie Lacy has a shot at a late first-round selection, but expect a top-40 pick.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Alabama RB Eddie Lacy will miss Combine workouts after suffering small tear in some tissue around his hamstring.

The injury took place last week while training. Lacy is turning into the consensus top option at the running back position, but the injury certainly doesn't help. Other ball carriers will be able to show off their workouts in Indianapolis with Lacy on the sideline.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Alabama's Eddie Lacy "should be an every-down" RB in the NFL, according to ex-Chiefs GM Scott Pioli.

Pioli ranks Lacy as the sixth best underclassman in the 2013 draft. He added that Lacy has "good receiving skills, and a willing blocker" while playing behind an offensive line that is better than some at the NFL level. If a running back does go int he first-round, teams like the Bengals and Falcons appear to be likely suitors.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Alabama junior RB Eddie Lacy announced he is entering the 2013 NFL Draft.

Lacy put on a great showing against Notre Dame in the National Championship game, showing over his patented power at the point of attack and speed to beat linebackers to the edge for long runs. The junior finishes off runs to pick up the extra yard, frequently using a spin move on contact, but teams will need to feel confident he can create on his own without being given the second level. He has a chance to be the first running back selected in April.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 12:12:00 PM