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NFL Draft 2013: Eddie Lacy Runs 40-Yard Dashes at Pro Day

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) gets by Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o. Mandatory Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

NFL scouts were starting to get frustrated with former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy, because he had yet to run for them during the draft process. On Thursday, Lacy finally ran, and it proved to be worth the wait.

There was concern that Lacy could have been delaying running the 40-yard dash because of his lack of long speed, but he erased any doubts during his Pro Day workout in Tuscaloosa with the kind of times that we all expected pre-injury.

According to Mark Edwards of the Anniston (Ala.) Star, Lacy ran a pair of unofficial 4.4 second 40-yard dashes.

Of course, there were other stop watches in attendance that had slightly slower times, which seem more accurate.

The 4.4′s would be phenomenal times for Lacy, but the 4.60 average on the Senior Bowl clocks appears to be closer to how Lacy plays on tape. It’s good to see that his speed on the track translates on the film to football speed and it looks like his hamstring is now healed.

It wouldn’t be out of the question to see Lacy jump back in to the first-round discussion.

Lacy is a powerful back at 5-foot-11, 231-pounds. When you add the speed, he has the makings of an every down back in the league. The speed concerns are now gone and there are a number of teams that could consider him with their top pick.

A few teams to watch are the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

We will find out where Lacy lands when the 2013 NFL Draft kicks off on April 25.

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Alabama Crimson Tide, Eddie Lacy, Football

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  • Kevin Johnson

    I don’t care if you run a 5.0. If you make nasty cuts, have vision, run over people, and come up with clutch runs in the 4th like this guy, who CARES.

    • BamaFanLongTime

      And slams would be tacklers to the ground with his free arm at the beginning of the spin.

      • A. Niles Cooper

        And gig ‘em

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