Alabama RB Eddie Lacy Won’t Participate in 2013 NFL Combine
Eddie Lacy, the sensational junior running back for the Alabama Crimson Tide, will not participate in the 2013 NFL Combine due to a strained hamstring. One highly-regarded national football beat writer said Lacy suffered the minor injury while running the 40-yard dash in a drill designed to mock the way the event is run during the NFL Combine and he’s simply sitting out as a precaution. Lacy will rely on his Alabama Pro Day to show off his speed, which has led him to a career average of seven yards per carry with the Crimson Tide.
Indeed, Lacy has played a big part in Alabama’s back-to-back national titles, including 1,322 yards on 204 carries and 17 touchdowns this past season. At 6’1″ and 220 pounds, Lacy is an extremely well-rounded back with good speed and power. To boot, he’s a solid receiver out of the backfired as well; he catch 22 passes for nearly 200 yards and a pair of scores as a junior at Alabama this year.
Most mock drafts across the nation have Lacy going in the mid-to-late first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, likely to a playoff team in need of a running back to get it over the hump (Green Bay Packers) or a team losing its starting ball carrier (St. Louis Rams). Regardless, he’ll likely make an immediate impact just like his successor, Trent Richardson, who was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
This minor hamstring injury shouldn’t be a major factor for Lacy, who will likely to ready to go by the end of next week and certainly by the time the draft rolls around.