Alabama’s Eddie Lacy, who’s widely regarded as the best running back in this year’s NFL draft, is still being held back by a hamstring injury.
Lacy didn’t work out at the Scouting Combine because he suffered a small tear in his hamstring in mid-February, and now he has decided not to participate in the Crimson Tide’s Pro Day on Wednesday because of the injury.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lacy still plans to work out for NFL teams at some point, but the date of that workout has not been determined.
Lacy ran for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns for Alabama last season and was both the MVP of the SEC Championship Game and the offensive MVP of the BCS National Championship Game. NFL teams know what Lacy can do on the field, so his inability to work out at either the Combine or his Pro Day probably won’t do much to his draft stock. Just as long as his hamstring heals well enough that he can run at some point before the draft.