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Alabama RB Lacy (hamstring) not ready to run

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Alabama running back Eddie Lacy could be losing ground on the class by remaining idle during the school's pro day scheduled for Wednesday.

Lacy, a junior and the top-ranked running back by NFLDraftScout.com, didn't work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine because of a small tear in his hamstring. He suffered the injury training for the 40-yard dash.

He said he would be ready for his pro day workout March 13, but now that's not going to happen either, leaving scouts to wonder whether the questions about his straight-line speed are being legitimized.

Lacy is a power back at 231 pounds, but he's light on his feet and quick enough to burst through openings at the line of scrimmage and meet second-level defenders with force.

He's relatively untested compared to a more prolific college back such as Montee Ball, who started for three seasons at Wisconsin, but evaluators generally appreciate lightly used backs who haven't taken a lot of hits. Lacy averaged 6.5 yards per carry in 2012 and would be the third Crimson Tide running back drafted in the first round -- Mark Ingram in 2011, Trent Richardson in 2012 -- in the past three years.
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