Jan 3, 2013; Fort Lauderdale FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) during a press conference for the 2013 BCS National Championship game at Harbor Beach Marriott Resort

NFL Draft 2013: Eddie Lacy Reportedly Showed Up to Pro Day Out of Shape


Alabama running back Eddie Lacy finally worked out for NFL scouts on Thursday morning at the second Crimson Tide Pro Day, and there have been multiple reports about his performance. Most of the initial reports focused on Lacy’s 40-yard dash time which most agree came in around a 4.60.

While the 40 time is what we all expected, the concerns that surfaced were about Lacy’s conditioning leading in to the workout.

Lacy has been dealing with nagging injury issues, but he was hoping to erase all of the concerns about his injury with the workout. Unfortunately, Lacy reportedly appeared out of shape during positional drills and struggled to get through the entire session.

Here are some of the interesting tweets from Bucky Brooks’ timeline:

If the report from Brooks is true, it could be a troubling issue for NFL teams to consider.

Sure, Lacy was injured, but he has been preparing for this day and should have been ready to go. You can understand the point that Lacy was limited in his training because of the hamstring issues, but at this point scouts are losing their patience with excuses.

Of course, it is important to note that this is just one report and teams will judge Lacy’s workout on their own terms. But if multiple teams saw what Brooks noticed, Lacy’s first-round hopes could be on life support.

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  • http://twitter.com/RTRALLDAY Graham McGalliard

    Of course he was out of shape he just got over a hamstring injury. Those who think he would/should be in shape aren’t very smart.