Alabama running back Eddie Lacy set out to answer questions about his speed in his long-awaited Thursday workout for scouts, but might have done just the opposite.
NFL Network analyst Bucky Brooks said Lacy was out of shape and "couldn't finish." His overall workout won't separate Lacy from the pack, and it's possible no running back will be drafted in the first round for the first time since 1963.
Lacy, a junior ranked as the top running back in the 2013 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com, twice delayed his workout because of a hamstring strain. The 230-pound power back wasn't expected to run much better than he did Thursday in the on-campus session for pro evaluators, who estimated he ran in the 4.58 and 4.62 range.
Lacy's talent isn't disputed. He'd be the third Alabama running back to be the first tailback draft in as many years.
He had 1,322 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns last season, his only year as a full-time starter with the Crimson Tide.