NFL Draft: Alabama’s Eddie Lacy Being Taken Off Teams’ Board for Medical Issues


Feb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama running back Eddie Lacy speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are in need of another running back, and with this year’s deep draft class of backs, there will be many options to choose from. One of them could be Alabama’s Eddie Lacy, who rushed for 1322 yards and  17 touchdowns on just while averaging 5.8 yards per carry in his collegiate career.

But there’s been some disturbing revelations come out over the past month regarding Lacy. The first of which came when he performed very poorly at his personal pro day, and he attributed to recovering this offseason from a hamstring injury:

"By the time it was anywhere close to 100 percent, I only had two weeks to train. Everybody knows that two weeks is not enough time, pretty much to do anything. I went out there, I did the best I could do and I got through everything, but there was really nothing I could do about it."

Now, Bengals radio play-by-play man Dave Lapham said during a radio interview on the Lance Mcalister show this afternoon that he was hearing from a number of NFL teams that Lacy has some serious medical issues that has caused multiple teams to completely take him off their draft boards.

There haven’t been any other reports of this, but there have been several stories lately about UCLA’s Johnathan Franklin surpassing Lacy as far as this year’s best RBs go. This will definitely be something worth watching going into the draft, and I wouldn’t expect Lacy to be drafted in the first -round.

Want more Bengals news? Like Stripe Hype on Facebook, or grab our RSS feed.

Follow @StripeHype

Follow @UK_Fans