2013 NFL Draft: Did Eddie Lacy hurt his draft stock?

Butch Dill

The Alabama running back played to mixed reviews at his pro day on Thursday. That might be a good thing for the Rams.

With the St. Louis Rams second-round pick in the SB Nation blogger mock draft, I grabbed Alabama running back Eddie Lacy. Timely. Moments after the pick posted, news spread of Lacy's less than stellar pro day in Alabama on Thursday.

Lacy's pro day was by some assessments a disappointment. Bucky Brooks from NFL.com described a player struggling with stamina issues. His 40 times were nothing to brag about, but for a player recovering from a hamstring injury they weren't out of the ordinary. In fact, clocking in around 4.6, it was fairly consistent with what the tape shows on Lacy, who isn't known for his straight line speed.

I'm not sure what to make of Brooks' assessment. He's actually questioning Lacy's commitment, but how much of his workout issues were related to his hamstring injury and the recovery process?

The coaches have the tape on Lacy. Brooks went on to note that some left with questions unanswered, namely about his ability to change direction and quickness. Again, how much of it was due to the guy's injury?

I bring all of this up because the Rams are said to have their eyes on Lacy. He is one of a handful of running backs the team has scheduled a private visit with as part of the pre-draft process. That alone time will give the Rams more assurance about the player and his fit under coach Jeff Fisher, not to mention the status of his injury and its impact on his pre-draft preparations.

If the Rams are satisfied with what they see from Lacy in the pre-draft visit, the running back's so-so pro day may be a blessing, the incident that pushes his draft value down a little making him a possibility in the second round.

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