The Alabama Crimson Tide are once again the national champions of college football, and once again they’ll lose a plethora of talented player to the NFL, as running back Eddie Lacy, offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, and shutdown-cornerback Dee Milliner declared their intent to enter the 2013 NFL Draft on Friday.
Of all these names, Lacy will have the best chance of being drafted by the Bengals next season, as they desire a change-of-pace back to compliment BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Lacy would follow the line of Bama RBs drafted high, as Mark Ingram went 28th-overall to the New Orleans Saints in 2011, and Trent Richardson went 3rd-overall in 2012. Some scouts believe Lacy can be as productive as both of them, but is currently being projected in the late-second round, and the Bengals hold the 37th-overall pick, a perfect landing spot for Lacy.
We’ll have a full scouting report of Lacy in the coming weeks. For now, enjoy him almost single-handily demolishing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Monday night: