After pulling out of the NFL Scouting Combine last month due to a tear in his hamstring that he sustained last month, Alabama running back Eddie Lacy has said that he will not be able to compete at the Alabama pro day being held this Wednesday.
Lacy is widely believed to be the best running back in this year’s draft and there have been a lot of rumours for quite a few months now that the Cincinnati Bengals will look to pick him up with the 37th pick of the draft, a pick that they got when trading veteran QB Carson Palmer to the Oakland Raiders in 2011.
After signing BenJarvus Green-Ellis to the team last season on a three-year $9 million contract last season, he went on to rush for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns. Although he did manage to break the 1,000 rushing mark, Green-Ellis is not a play-maker and was often a no-show in the Bengals offense, finishing a large number of games failing to cross the 60 yard mark. Bringing in the Alabama running back in the second round would therefore make perfect sense, as he is a work horse, just like Green-Ellis, but is extremely difficult to tackle and has the speed to break away from defensive lines.
Lacy has assured NFL teams that he will work out for them at some stage, although according ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that date is yet to be determined.