The Green Bay Packers drafted running back Eddie Lacy in the 2013 NFL Draft and he lived up to expectations. He rushed for 1,178 yards on 284 carries, and the skills he is displaying in camp are showing that it wasn’t a fluke.
Training camp is almost a week old. Eddie Lacy couldn’t have looked any better. Last weekend, Lacy was catching point-blank passes from position coach Sam Gash along the sidelines during a break in practice. He dropped one. Other than that, you’d be hard-pressed to find another subpar moment for the Packers’ bread-and-butter back.
Backup quarterback Matt Flynn also praised Lacy’s abilities.
“You know, I don’t think he even cares if it’s a zone or a gap scheme,” Flynn said this week. “He’s going to find the hole. He’s one of those guys that hates being on the ground.”
At just 24-years-old, Lacy could have a lot of 1,000 yard seasons ahead of him and the Packers are certainly hoping he can be a featured back for years to come.