Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy will not work out at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine after suffering a small tear in some tissue around his hamstring according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The injury occurred while Lacy was training last week.
This is a minor setback for Lacy, who had seen his draft stock steadily rising with each passing week, and the combine was going to be his stage to show everyone why.
The combine is scheduled to get started on Wednesday, but Lacy will not be able to go through drills. He will more than likely still attend the combine to go through interviews with teams. He plans to be healthy enough to participate in every drill at Alabama’s Pro Day on March 13th.
Lacy is considered the No. 1 running back in the 2013 draft class by most experts after his stellar junior season in Tuscaloosa. He rushed for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. Lacy’s draft stock began rising after his strong performances in the SEC and BCS Championship Games. He rushed for a combined 321 yards and scored three touchdowns against Georgia and Notre Dame as he saved his best two performances of the season for the biggest of stages.
This should not affect Lacy’s draft stock, especially if he is able to put together an impressive workout at Alabama’s Pro Day in March.
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