It was a much longer wait than everyone expected, but former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy landed in a great situation as he was selected 61st overall in the second round by the Green Bay Packers.
A lot of mock drafts had Lacy as a first round pick, but he didn’t hear his name called on the first day. The second round saw three running backs go ahead of Lacy who was rated by many as the best running back in the draft. His injury history obviously scared some teams away, but the Packers had no such reservations and they just landed the best running back in the draft.
Lacy shined the brightest on the biggest of stages as he ran for 181 yards in Alabama’s SEC Championship win over Georgia, and then followed that up by rushing for 140 yards in the BCS National Championship game against Notre Dame.
The Packers were one of the best offensive teams in the league last season despite not having any semblance of a running game. Green Bay hasn’t had a 100-yard rusher in the last 43 games. Something tells me that streak won’t last much longer.