Eddie Lacy to Hold April 11 WorkoutPosted: March 31, 2013
It’s been a long time coming for Eddie Lacy.
The Alabama product got his time in the spotlight in 2012 as the feature runner in the Crimson Tide bruising rushing attack after playing second fiddle to first Mark Ingram in 2010 and Trent Richardson in 2011.
Lacy recently announced he would be holding a workout after missing both the Alabama pro day and the NFL Combine due to a hamstring injury. It’s expected most, if not all, teams will have representatives in attendance to see the predicted top running back make his case for being a first-round pick.
Lacy’s production in 2012 is unquestionable (1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns, including an Offensive MVP in the BCS Championship), even if some claim production in an Alabama offense is often due to scheme and quality offensive line play.
One of the more interesting aspects of Lacy’s workout will be how he performs in the 40-yard dash–a sub-par time could mean he’s instantly removed from a first-round selection. Scouts currently predict Lacy will likely run in the high 4.5 to low 4.6 range.
With comparisons to Jamal Lewis and a clear ability to be an every down runner, Lacy has the potential to crack the top-20 picks if a team truly likes what they see.
For a look at Lacy’s BCS Championship performance, check out the clip below.