Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 49

Thread: Eddie Lacy finally runs, and reportedly runs fast

  1. #1
    Hall of Famer Jooser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Somewhere On the Darkside...
    Posts
    3,816

    Eddie Lacy finally runs, and reportedly runs fast

    Eddie Lacy finally runs, and reportedly runs fast

    Posted by Mike Florio on April 11, 2013, 11:13 AM EDT
    Getty Images
    Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, whose draft stock had been slipping and sliding while he was unable to work out at the Scouting Combine or during his Pro Day due to a hamstring injury, finally is healthy enough to run for scouts.


    He ran today in Tuscaloosa, and at least one account has Lacy running very fast for a 230-pound tailback.


    Via Mark Edwards of the Anniston (Ala.) Star, Lacy unofficially ran a pair of 4.4-second 40-yard dashes.


    Itís unclear whether thatís 4.40 or 4.49 or somewhere in between. And it remains to be seen whether other stopwatches showed slower times.


    Still, the fact that Lacy was able to run and that he apparently ran at least in the mid-four-second range is good news for a guy who would be, in our view, a great fit for the Steelers at No. 16.


    UPDATE 11:27 a.m. ET
    : And now thereís another account of Lacy running a 4.58 and a 4.62. That's still faster than Phar Lap's 40 times.

  2. #2
    Why doesn't anyone like this guy?

  3. #3
    Legend hawaiiansteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hawaii 5-0
    Posts
    14,109
    April 11, 2013

    NFL scouts have been anxiously waiting to see whether Alabama running back Eddie Lacy would time faster than the 4.55-second estimate they'd given him based on tape.

    He ran slightly slower Thursday, confirming he lacks the home-run speed some scouts believe is critical to warrant selection in the first round.

    Representatives from the Senior Bowl tweeted that Lacy, 5-foot-11, 230 pounds, was clocked at 4.58 and 4.62-seconds in the 40-yard dash.

    The time is respectable for a back of Lacy's size, but the rest of his workout wasn't ideal, either, according to former NFL scout Bucky Brooks, who tweeted that Lacy recorded a 32.5-inch vertical jump, a 9-7 broad jump, a 4.44-second short-shuttle and had a "disappointing" positional workout.

    According to Brooks, Lacy appeared "out of shape" and "wasn't able to finish" the workout.

    Lacy is NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated running back in the 2013 draft but isn't among my top 32 picks, and he's also a no-show in Dane Brugler's first-round projection. At least one running back has been selected in the first round of every NFL draft since 1963.

    While Lacy's workout raises red flags about his conditioning, there is no question he possesses the talent to be a bell-cow back at the next level. Lacy is a powerful between-the-tackles runner who can knock defenders to the ground. He's also possesses very light feet and excellent balance, often slipping past would-be tacklers with a lethal spin move. Lacy is also a gifted receiver out of the backfield and has proven both alert and physical in pass protection, making it likely he'll be able to step in and contribute immediately as a rookie.

    Lacy played well in spot duty over his first two seasons with the Crimson Tide and exploded in 2012. The junior ran for 1,322 yards on 204 carries (6.5 average) and 17 touchdowns, earning First Team All-SEC honors.

    Scouts also like the fact that Lacy hasn't been worn down. He served as the backup behind Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson, each of whom, of course, wound up as first-round picks in the past two drafts.

    Even with the less-than-stellar numbers, Lacy is likely to join his former teammates as the first running back selected in their respective draft classes.

    While it may get lost in the hype of Lacy's numbers, the most important thing he may have proved Thursday was his health. A pulled hamstring kept him from participating at the combine or Alabama's previous Pro Day March 13.

    A few other notable Alabama players also attended the workout. Right tackle D.J. Fluker weighed in at 337 pounds and posted a 27.5-inch vertical jump, according to the Senior Bowl. Tight end Michael Williams, safety Robert Lester and linebacker Nico Johnson were other former Crimson Tide standouts who mostly sat on their numbers from the combine but did positional workouts.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/b...ed-at-458-462-

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by TD386Steel
    Why doesn't anyone like this guy?
    Because of this:

    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    NFL scouts have been anxiously waiting to see whether Alabama running back Eddie Lacy would time faster than the 4.55-second estimate they'd given him based on tape.

    He ran slightly slower Thursday, confirming he lacks the home-run speed some scouts believe is critical to warrant selection in the first round.

    Representatives from the Senior Bowl tweeted that Lacy, 5-foot-11, 230 pounds, was clocked at 4.58 and 4.62-seconds in the 40-yard dash.
    Mock 3.0
    1. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
    2. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vandy
    3. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama
    4. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
    5. Zachariah Kerr, NT, Delaware
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    6. Marcel Jensen, TE, Fresno State
    6a Greg Blair, ILB, Cincinnati
    7. Kaleb Ramsey, DE, Boston College

    2013 MNF Executive Champion!

  5. #5
    Legend
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    12,349
    Quote Originally Posted by TD386Steel View Post
    Why doesn't anyone like this guy?
    Because he has the "talent" but is always hurt and seems to be a little on the lazy side.

  6. #6
    Legend hawaiiansteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hawaii 5-0
    Posts
    14,109
    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz View Post
    Because he has the "talent" but is always hurt and seems to be a little on the lazy side.
    sounds a lot like a back we already have...

  7. #7
    Hall of Famer Jooser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Somewhere On the Darkside...
    Posts
    3,816
    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    sounds a lot like a back we already have...
    Yeah exactly, we don't need another player on this roster too lazy to get into decent playing shape. Nice article HS.

  8. #8
    Legend
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Inside Your Head
    Posts
    10,233
    Plus just about any college RB would have looked like a phenom behind that line.

  9. #9
    Legend hawaiiansteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hawaii 5-0
    Posts
    14,109
    Quote Originally Posted by Jooser View Post
    Yeah exactly, we don't need another player on this roster too lazy to get into decent playing shape. Nice article HS.
    thanks Jooser!

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by TD386Steel View Post
    Why doesn't anyone like this guy?
    Maybe because he didn't really do anything in college. You have a guy like Bell who out performed Lacy by a long shot...yet Lacy gets all the press because he is from Bama. And I just to nip the Lacy ran against the superman SEC...He ran for 35 yards against Michigan. 36 yards against Western Kentucky. 55 yards against Arkansas and 26 yards against Mississipi State. Lacy is streaky and unproven. He is not a top 25 talent.
    2014 NFL Draft
    1) ​Darqueze Dennard-DB MSU
    2) Jordan Matthews-WR Vandy
    3) Chris Borland-ILB Wisconsin
    4) Caraun Reid, DT Princeton
    5) De'Anthony Thomas-RB Oregon
    5b) Ryan Carrethers-NT Arkansas State
    6) Jeff Janis-WR Saginow Valley State
    6b) Seantrel Henderson, OT MIami
    7) Colt Lyerla -TE Oregon

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •