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

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