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Scouts becoming frustrated with Eddie Lacy

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07:02 PM ET 04.01 | Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy is considered to be one of the top running back prospects in this year's draft class, but he is beginning to fall out of favor with NFL scouts because of his unwillingness to run for the scouts. Lacy has been nursing a hamstring issue that kept him from running and properly being evaluated at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine and Alabama's Pro Day, and now scouts are beginning to wonder whether Lacy is downplaying his injury or just afraid of recording a slow time.

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April 1, 2013  10:47 PM ET

BS. Film don't lie and that's what scouts will use. The combine is a madia event.

April 2, 2013  12:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

BS. Film don't lie and that's what scouts will use. The combine is a madia event.

Agree to some extent. Scouts want a 10 sec split time on him but I believe that NBC and that ridiculous Heisman crap pumped Teo up so much that Lacy believes that the tape of running all over ND might be enough to get some first round cash and running might hurt. Or he's just not 100%

April 2, 2013  03:03 AM ET

If he ain't running his **** off to secure a slot somewhere, it's because he's still significantly injured, or he doesn't want to play football for a living; or he's too stupid to be trusted with something as deadly as a football.

April 2, 2013  06:29 AM ET

If I were dealing with someone who had that hair style, I'd be frustrated, too.

April 2, 2013  07:08 AM ET

Someone will sign him, and he'll need surgery the next week.

April 2, 2013  07:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Agree to some extent. Scouts want a 10 sec split time on him but I believe that NBC and that ridiculous Heisman crap pumped Teo up so much that Lacy believes that the tape of running all over ND might be enough to get some first round cash and running might hurt. Or he's just not 100%

Players no longer get the big bucks because they're drafted in the top ten. He's probably not 100% and doesn't want to risk doing a Te'o.

April 2, 2013  07:14 AM ET

Get the Sugar Honey Ice Tea out of here. That IGNORAUNT Sugar Huney Ice Tea had nothing else to say but try to disrespect the athlete by negatively commenting about his hair. Must be a ND fan!

April 2, 2013  07:15 AM ET

I wouldn't draft any Alabama runningback in the 1st round.

Their offensive line is so good, any college back should be able to put up huge numbers in that system. You don't see that kind of week-to-week LOS domination in the NFL.

Considering Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson were both better college backs than Eddie Lacy, and mediocre in the NFL, I'd let someone else reach for Lacy.

April 2, 2013  07:21 AM ET
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I wouldn't draft any Alabama runningback in the 1st round.Their offensive line is so good, any college back should be able to put up huge numbers in that system. You don't see that kind of week-to-week LOS domination in the NFL.Considering Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson were both better college backs than Eddie Lacy, and mediocre in the NFL, I'd let someone else reach for Lacy.

Good points.

April 2, 2013  07:27 AM ET
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I wouldn't draft any Alabama runningback in the 1st round.Their offensive line is so good, any college back should be able to put up huge numbers in that system. You don't see that kind of week-to-week LOS domination in the NFL.Considering Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson were both better college backs than Eddie Lacy, and mediocre in the NFL, I'd let someone else reach for Lacy.

THIS!!!

April 2, 2013  08:03 AM ET

A hamstring injury just takes time, and the worst thing you can do is try to go all-out before it's healed. Whether the scouts like it or not, doing the smart thing should be a plus for this guy.

April 2, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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Must be a ND fan!

North Dakota?

April 2, 2013  08:23 AM ET
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North Dakota?

NostraDamus?

April 2, 2013  08:33 AM ET

The guy will drop in the draft and learn his lesson the Hard Way!!!

April 2, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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NostraDamus?

NasalDecongestant?

April 2, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I wouldn't draft any Alabama runningback in the 1st round.Their offensive line is so good, any college back should be able to put up huge numbers in that system. You don't see that kind of week-to-week LOS domination in the NFL.Considering Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson were both better college backs than Eddie Lacy, and mediocre in the NFL, I'd let someone else reach for Lacy.

Guessing that the same could be said about Bama QBs?

April 2, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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Guessing that the same could be said about Bama QBs?

Yup....

April 2, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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Guessing that the same could be said about Bama QBs?

The RB comment was spot-on, but seriously, when's the LAST time any QB out of Alabama hit the NFL and lit it up? Anyone since Namath?

April 2, 2013  12:14 PM ET
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The RB comment was spot-on, but seriously, when's the LAST time any QB out of Alabama hit the NFL and lit it up? Anyone since Namath?

Ken Stabler was after and better than Namath.

 
April 2, 2013  01:02 PM ET
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Ken Stabler was after and better than Namath.

This is true, but that's still some 45 yrs ago.

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