Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for the majority of the draft process. He missed working out in front of scouts at both the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, and Alabama’s first Pro Day in recent months. The hamstring has finally healed and Lacy has said he is ready to show what he can do on the field. Lacy’s workout is scheduled for April 11th in Tuscaloosa. Ostensibly, other players who missed parts of workouts due to injury such as Nico Johnson and Quinton Dial will work out then as well, but UA has given no official word as of yet.
The lack of measurables by scouts has caused Eddie to lose some draft position. He was thought to be a late first round selection on many boards at the conclusion of the BCS Championship Game, but he has seen his stock dip into the second round as mock drafts are updated as draft eligible players iterate through their various Pro Days throughout the country.
Eddie Lacy’s performance throughout the 2012 season earned him the consideration of being the draft’s top running back. Even though the injury has created an opportunity for other running backs such as Florida’s Mike Gilleslee or Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor to take over that top spot, those players remain rated behind Lacy. Given the lack of movement at the top, it is up to Eddie to solidify himself in the first round. If he doesn’t, he will still be the first running back off the board when the NFL Draft rolls around in roughly a month.