Originally Posted by Hawaii 5-0
2(48) Pittsburgh Steelers: Eddie Lacy, RB, Alabama
The Steelers could use a bell-cow running back for their offense; Lacy is a perfect fit.
Lacy is in the mold of recent Alabama running backs. Under head coach Nick Saban, they've been led by ball-carriers who have a combination of size, quickness and power. Lacy (6-0, 220) is more like Mark Ingram rather than Trent Richardson. However, Lacy has more elusiveness than Ingram as Lacy has a nice spin move that he uses often to breakaway from defenders.
Following his dominant performance versus Notre Dame in National Championship Game (20-140), Lacy's 2012 totals reached 1,322 yards (6.5 average) and 17 touchdowns on only 204 carries. He was the power runner for Alabama, but lost carries to standout freshman T.J. Yeldon. Lacy caught 22 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns, too. He had a massive performance against Georgia (20-181) in the SEC Championship.
Lacy was the backup in 2011 to star back Richardson. However, when the sophomore received carries, he made the most of them running for 631 yards on 84 carries with seven touchdowns.
Plus, Kenny Vaccaro in R1. Interesting.
Of course, Waltersfootball changes their mock daily... and cycles through about fifteen possible players per round (e.g. yesterday, it listed Dion Jordan as the R1 pick).