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Eddie Lacy will visit the Rams

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The last time the Rams spent a first-round pick on a running back, their veteran workhorse star tailback was still on the team.  And Marshall Faulk surely wasn’t happy about the arrival of Steven Jackson.

This time around, Jackson is gone.  And while that doesn’t mean the Rams will replace him with a first-round pick, the team will at least do its due diligence.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Alabama running back Eddie Lacy will visit the Rams before the draft.

Also coming to town, per Thomas, will be Cal receiver Keenan Allen, Tennessee receiver Justin Hunter, Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Green, and Oregon guard/tackle Kyle Long.

Former NFL G.M. Bill Polian, now an ESPN analyst, has put Lacy in the draft’s top 10 players.  For any running back to be taken that high, however, he’d better be a future superstar.  If not, a relatively equal player can be found in later rounds of the draft — or not in the draft at all.

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14 Responses to “Eddie Lacy will visit the Rams”
  1. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 4, 2013 2:09 PM

    Then we know Te’o won’t be anywhere close to St. Louis. Embarassingly far away.

  2. jjb0811 says: Apr 4, 2013 2:18 PM

    Fisher will screw up the RGIII trade. He’ll draft average players and continue on with his average record as a HC. If he really wanted to go all in, he’d draft Lacy and the top TE. Then Bradford would have legit WR (last years 2nd round pick), LT, RB, and TE.

  3. zwilhelm16 says: Apr 4, 2013 2:32 PM

    They just signed Jared Cook for 5 years. Why would they take a TE in the first round?

  4. jjb0811 says: Apr 4, 2013 2:38 PM

    can’t recall hearing about waiting line for J. Cook.

  5. sanfranfanyouknowit says: Apr 4, 2013 2:50 PM

    Cook has shown some flashes with mediocre at best Locker throwing him the ball. Bradford likes using his Tight End so he should do well.

  6. jjb0811 says: Apr 4, 2013 3:01 PM

    Maybe Cook is a good TE. I don’t know. But there are plenty of playoff teams using 2 TE’s these days with success.

    my point is if Bradford is their QB, then both 1st round picks need to be spent on getting him help. Teams with good QB’s& weapons and suspect D’s usually end up in the playoffs (GB, Pats, Skins). Teams with good/stout D and suspect O don’t (Bears, Pit).

  7. sfm073 says: Apr 4, 2013 3:02 PM

    Please dear god don’t take a running back in the first round. It’s such a waste of a pick.

  8. bettis3636 says: Apr 4, 2013 3:07 PM

    Lacy will be a Pittsburgh Steeler!

  9. shinedown37 says: Apr 4, 2013 3:33 PM

    Lacy might’ve been a good running back on a good college team. Wait til he runs behind a poor O-Line should the rams draft him. He is no Barry Sanders that’s for sure.

  10. tlmoon2112 says: Apr 4, 2013 4:38 PM

    Stealers would be a good place for him. They like criminals.

  11. biggame28 says: Apr 4, 2013 6:33 PM

    as a UA guy and a Rams fan id love for Lacy to become a Ram. I actually washed them to take trent last year to be SJax’s successor.

  12. biggame28 says: Apr 4, 2013 6:35 PM

    I think a WR and a RB would do Stl well.

  13. steelerben says: Apr 5, 2013 8:42 AM

    St Louis should focus on their offensive line and take a look at getting someone to catch passes to replace Amendola’s production. They’ve got a decent running back already and with Jared Cook they’ve gotten a TE with big play ability. They need to be able to give Bradford a chance to throw the ball.

  14. canjura says: Apr 6, 2013 9:30 AM

    Oggletree (if there at 16) and Vacarro at 22 (also, if) would be the best picks imo. I’d love to have Lacey in the STL but not in the first round, especially when DRich showed so much potential last year as a rookie and with our 2nd round pick Pead also waiting for an opportunity to play. Keenan Allen, Woods, Patterson, Hopkins, should also all be in play, and at least a couple of em will be available in the second round, so WR can be address later on imo.

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