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Eddie Lacy is generally regarded as one of the premier runners in this group, and for good reason. He looks like a Steelers running back, standing 5’10” and 220 pounds.
Lacy’s stats may have been inflated by running behind an outrageously talented offensive line, and his game is quite different than former teammate Trent Richardson’s. I don’t think that these facts should disqualify him as a Steelers possibility, though.
The Alabama product has quick feet and is a bruising runner. He is surprisingly agile in the open field, and he will utilize a spin move to leave defenders in the dust.
Lacy needs to work to improve as a pass-catcher, but he is an asset in protection. Contrary to popular belief, Alabama did run some zone plays for Lacy, and he was successful when the team ran the stretch and the stretch counter. He would not be a liability in the Steelers’ new zone-blocking scheme.