Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy who is injured watches the workouts from the sideline during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Scouts Becoming Increasingly Frustrated With Eddie Lacy


Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy is considered to be one of the top running back prospects in this year’s draft class, but he is beginning to fall out of favor with NFL scouts because of his unwillingness to run for the scouts.

Lacy has been nursing a hamstring issue that kept him from running and properly being evaluated at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and Alabama’s Pro Day, and now scouts are beginning to wonder whether Lacy is downplaying his injury or just afraid of recording a slow time.

Per NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline:

The frustration over Eddie Lacy/RB/Alabama and the fact he’s pushed his workout back to April 11th is beginning to boil over.  Scouts are questioning whether Lacy is too injured to run or just too slow.

Lacy will need to perform at his personal Pro Day and record an impressive time if he hopes to land in the first 32 picks of the 2013 NFL Draft.

If he comes up with a slow time, he will likely blame his nagging injury, but that excuse isn’t going to fly for much longer.

With the draft rapidly approaching, teams need to find out everything they can about their potential draft picks, so it’s time for Lacy to ante up and show that he isn’t trying to hide a flaw in his game.

Tags: 2013 NFL Draft Alabama Crimson Tide Eddie Lacy

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.greene.336 Mark Greene

    Is he “entitled” to be drafted? Might want to ask Obama.

    • Michael Means

      Dumbest comment of the week here

  • http://www.facebook.com/tcherryin10asee Tim Cherry

    A flaw in his game? Have you or Tony Pauline even seen his performance in the National Championship game? Or any other game he has played in? He is far from sluggish, and only trying to insure that whomever he should get chosen to play for, will get him at his healthiest. They should appreciate that fact actually.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chriskjames32 Chris James

    Lacy doesn’t have anything to prove to the scouts. He clearly was the best back in the country last year. You don’t break off long touchdown runs of 70 plus yards if you’re a slow back. He’s very powerful, shifty, he hits the hole hard, and runs with a purpose. When he gets out, there’s no catching him. He broke off long touchdown runs against Missouri and Georgia in the SEC championship game against players that will be playing on Sundays. He’s fast enough.

  • Bob Papadazzio

    Another piece of shite claptrap journalism from Josh Sanchez. What a surprise.

  • Derrick

    He is slow. He is just good at running over people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688245302 Dale Carter

      Yeah, that’s why there are so many guys chasing him down the field on those long touchdown runs. You know, from behind… like Teo, for instance.

      • http://twitter.com/adamcbest Adam Best

        Manti isn’t exactly a burner; he probably couldn’t even chase down his mailman to give him an outgoing envelope.

        • BamaFanLongTime

          No, but Motta was a safety and he had to chase him from behind

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.m.quakenbush Steven M Quakenbush

    he wants Manni Teo on the track when he runs as his 40 time was awesome everytime he ran over him in the nc game. Hope
    Dallas gets him lol and i hope they get Mccarron next year Romo sucks like a gay porn star

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688245302 Dale Carter

    And today’s date is????

  • michael

    Every player going into the draft has something to prove. This is a job interview. It is part of the process. He’s had plenty of time to heal from a hamstring issue that occurred in early February. Everyone else had to go through the process….he is no different. Delaying it only makes a potential employer wonder if there is really a health issue or if he can not perform. There has to be a reason for the delay. Anyone that wants a job goes to the interview. It’s just that simple. Has anyone seen a running back that can’t run behind Alabama’s o-line? Any RB that they put back there runs and runs well.

    • Michael Means

      Even as a Bama fan, I think he’ll run slow. However, have you ever pulled a hamstring? Yeah, Feb to April is NOT a long time to heal if you have a bad pull.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Savik/100000116053749 James Savik

    Speaking as a Saints fan, I’ll gladly let you have last years over rated, under-performing Bama back #1 pick

    • Michael Means

      Um…well he does play for the Saints…who uh carry 5 RB on the roster including Sproles and Thomas. They also tend to pass a bit…so it’s not like he’s in the best position to excel in NO.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1456250671 Scott JesusBoii Chiware

        lol exactly…NO is not the place for backs, gotta leave to shine like Reggie did.