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    Eddie Lacy. Would that be so bad?

    While I must say RB isn't at the top of the list as far as needs go, getting a bell cow RB may be just the thing this offense needs to start scoring more points and get back into contention.

    There doesn't seem to be alot of sure things in this draft. Eddie Lacy seems like one of them. I realize that taking a RB early isn't the "fashionable" thing to do in todays pro-pass league, but is passing up on this guy the smarter move?

    I just feel like he is one of the surest picks out there. And this year, there doesn't seem to be that many.

    While I have advocated a pick like J. Jones or Rhodes at 17, and taking a RB later in round 3, I would be just fine with Lacy at 17.


    ...'course I could be getting nervous and am scrambling for some kind of terra firma in this "who knows" 2013 draft.

    Here We Go, Steelers!

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    In the second round, I wouldn't complain. At #17, I would have a fit.


    1.15 WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
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    The more I see of Lacy the more I want him. His story on E:60 was pretty inspiring.

    I would love to get him in the second but I doubt he will be available.

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    The Steelers need better production from the RB position next season, but Chadman isn't sure adding Lacy to a RB group that includes Dwyer & Redman is giving the Steelers enough options at RB- essentially, Dwyer/Redman are the same type of player.

    The Steelers will add a RB, Chadman suspects a more agile, quick type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    The Steelers need better production from the RB position next season, but Chadman isn't sure adding Lacy to a RB group that includes Dwyer & Redman is giving the Steelers enough options at RB- essentially, Dwyer/Redman are the same type of player.

    The Steelers will add a RB, Chadman suspects a more agile, quick type.
    Would not be surprised by Gio Bernard or Jon Franklin.


    1.15 WR Mike Evans, Texas A&M
    2.46 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
    3.97c ILB Shayne Skov, Stanford
    4.118 CB Philip Gaines, Rice
    5.157 OT James Hurst, North Carolina
    5.173c RB Jerrick McKinnon, Georgia Southern
    6.192 CB Walt Aikens, Liberty
    6.215c DE Deandre Coleman, California
    7.230 NT Zack Kerr, Delaware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chadman View Post
    The Steelers need better production from the RB position next season, but Chadman isn't sure adding Lacy to a RB group that includes Dwyer & Redman is giving the Steelers enough options at RB- essentially, Dwyer/Redman are the same type of player.

    The Steelers will add a RB, Chadman suspects a more agile, quick type.
    after seeing him play today, he is nothing like dwyer or redman

    he looked very good

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    I've been hearing a lot of Cincy having interest in Lacy as well.
    1. C.J. Mosley LB Alabama
    2. Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3. (comp) Jeremiah Attaochu OLB Georgia Tech
    4. Arthur Lynch TE Georgia or James Hurst OT North Carolina
    5. Kenny Ladler FS Vanderbilt
    5. (comp) Derrick Hopkins DT Virginia Tech or Jordan Tripp LB Montana
    6. Ricardo Allen CB Purdue
    6. (comp) Andrew Jackson ILB W. Kentucky
    7. Quincy Enunwa WR Nebraska

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    It would be so bad at 17. But I'm half expecting the Steelers to do something like this and grab a non essential position at 17 like an ILB, OG, RB, etc.

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    I wouldn't have a fit with Lacy at 17 though I do think it bit of a reach. He won't make it out of the first round.
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    NFL scout: Eddie Lacy 'a steal' for Green Bay Packers

    By Marc Sessler
    Around the League Writer
    Published: Aug. 18, 2013

    Mike McCarthy has a nice problem on his hands.

    The Green Bay Packers coach this week called running back DuJuan Harris "a starter on our football team," but rookie Eddie Lacy is playing well enough to reshuffle the pecking order.

    Lacy was a revelation in Saturday's 19-7 preseason win over the St. Louis Rams. The former Alabama bruiser displayed power and agility, slamming into defenders and giving the Rams more than they could handle. His 40 yards on eight carries, more importantly, gave the Packers an identity on the ground.

    McCarthy acknowledged Lacy "clearly took advantage of his opportunities." With Harris sidelined by a knee injury, Lacy's debut was a joy to watch: Hammering would-be tacklers, juking others and piling up yards after contact. Chris Wesseling said it best:

    "They got a steal getting (Lacy) where they got him," one NFL scout told Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I thought he was going to go earlier. He's as advertised."

    Harris isn't out of the picture, but the Packers -- after a long dry spell at the position -- have one of football's more tantalizing stable of backs. The big winner here is Aaron Rodgers. After being leaned on do to it all through the air, Green Bay will attack teams with a more balanced offense in 2013, one that keeps teams guessing.

    After the Packers were made to look like children in January's playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers, McCarthy preached that this year's team would exude toughness first. Lacy will lead the way.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...en-bay-packers

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