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buckeyepackfan  
#21 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:02:40 PM(UTC)
Packers just paid a guy 110 mil., not to run or hand off, but to throw the ball!!!!!

:)

I actually like the pick, let's see where Ted goes from here.
DarkaneRules  
#22 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:05:57 PM(UTC)
Well I ain't a football genius but so far we drafted the two types of players I wanted: The hybrid DE with lateral agility and the bruiser back with great vision and reliable hands out of the backfield. We still have issues on the O-line and at Nose, but this is a start...
Laser Gunns  
#23 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:07:37 PM(UTC)
Shopping List:

DE *check*

RB *check*

C

S

WR

Zero2Cool  
#24 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:09:51 PM(UTC)
DarkaneRules said: Go to Quoted Post
Well I ain't a football genius but so far we drafted the two types of players I wanted: The hybrid DE with lateral agility and the bruiser back with great vision and reliable hands out of the backfield. We still have issues on the O-line and at Nose, but this is a start...


I don't think anyone is claiming to be a genius by giving their opinion, no worries of anyone labeling you like that lol

I'm just worried about what I seen. He runs through big holes, something the Packers I don't think can offer.

He does seem to have good vision though. It'll be exciting. Many experts are saying this was a great pick.



Added his bio to the original post.
yooperfan  
#25 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:16:11 PM(UTC)
nerdmann said: Go to Quoted Post
Can you imagine that? A dude with vision, who doesn't always run into the back of his Oline? Who can actually ESCAPE from traffic?

Just awesome.




This all of course remains to be seen.
This O-line can make anybody look, well, not so good.
And he will have to be able to escape traffic because he will see a lot of it.
Zero2Cool  
#26 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:25:45 PM(UTC)
Eddie Lacy talking about how he'd fit into the Packers offense - link.
Since69  
#27 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:39:20 PM(UTC)
Love this pick! Hell, I wanted him in the first...

Teddy knew what he was doing when he traded down. He knew either Lacy or Ball would be there at 61. My guess is that we had both of them graded out about the same.
PackFanWithTwins  
#28 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:45:47 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
Eddie Lacy ... bad selection. He had HUGE holes with Alabama. He won't have that in Green Bay. I'd rather have seen a Safety selected. Someone who could contribute to the team.


We don't need safeties.
Zero2Cool  
#29 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 6:48:29 PM(UTC)
"Yet at his pre-draft workout April 11, Lacy looked like those fatigued linebackers running on empty. At one point, the 5-foot-11, 231-pound back needed to step outside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility to catch his breath. The workout raised immediate red flags. This was, essentially, Lacy's job interview. And he looked tired, out of shape."


wpr  
#30 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:29:26 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
"Yet at his pre-draft workout April 11, Lacy looked like those fatigued linebackers running on empty. At one point, the 5-foot-11, 231-pound back needed to step outside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility to catch his breath. The workout raised immediate red flags. This was, essentially, Lacy's job interview. And he looked tired, out of shape."




yeah I am a little concerned too. But some experts have him rated pretty high.
yooperfan  
#31 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:37:15 PM(UTC)
wpr said: Go to Quoted Post
yeah I am a little concerned too. But some experts have him rated pretty high.


Hey, he doesn't have to run far to pass block.
And they say he is good at that.

Pack93z  
#32 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:40:21 PM(UTC)
I hope I am wrong.. but I call this a bust today. Injury prone.. don't like the pick. Blahhhhhh!
yooperfan  
#33 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:44:30 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
I hope I am wrong.. but I call this a bust today. Injury prone.. don't like the pick. Blahhhhhh!


Oh shit!
I always count on you with your immense football knowledge to pick me up when I get pessimistic.

steveishere  
#34 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:50:15 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
I hope I am wrong.. but I call this a bust today. Injury prone.. don't like the pick. Blahhhhhh!


Did he ever even miss any games?
Jlapp  
#35 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:51:34 PM(UTC)
I would have hated taking Lacy in the first round (Just don't think RBs are that valuable in today's NFL), but getting a 23ish rated player late in the second after trading down I think is excellent value.

Hope he gives us a little more consistent running game. Without changing the blockers quite a bit the running game is never going to be that amazing but hopefully getting a little more consistent and being able to get some 3rd and shorts would be nice.
Pack93z  
#36 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 7:55:00 PM(UTC)
yooperfan said: Go to Quoted Post
Oh shit!
I always count on you with your immense football knowledge to pick me up when I get pessimistic.



Sorry after a 16 hour day... this isn't the kid I wanted to see drafted and having to listen to it to boot.. at least not in the second. Especially with Ball there if they would have stayed put. For the "bounty" he got to trade down.. just not thrilled.
Pack93z  
#37 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 8:03:43 PM(UTC)
steveishere said: Go to Quoted Post
Did he ever even miss any games?


Knee concerns, foot, toes, ankles and hamstrings.. not a great combination for a back that ran behind an NFL line and didn't have to carry the load at Bama.
nerdmann  
#38 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 8:29:22 PM(UTC)
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
"Yet at his pre-draft workout April 11, Lacy looked like those fatigued linebackers running on empty. At one point, the 5-foot-11, 231-pound back needed to step outside the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility to catch his breath. The workout raised immediate red flags. This was, essentially, Lacy's job interview. And he looked tired, out of shape."




Dude was coming off a hammy' only had a couple weeks to get his wind back.
porky88  
#39 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 9:26:57 PM(UTC)
Pack93z said: Go to Quoted Post
Sorry after a 16 hour day... this isn't the kid I wanted to see drafted and having to listen to it to boot.. at least not in the second. Especially with Ball there if they would have stayed put. For the "bounty" he got to trade down.. just not thrilled.

I liked him a little more than I did Ball. I do share some of your concerns, though.

There were 26 players in this draft better than Lacy, including Le'Veon Bell and Johnathan Franklin. The latter is still available. However, I do not believe there are 61 players better than Lacy. That’s why I’m not sour on this pick.

My comparison for Lacy is New England's Stevan Ridley. I think they have similar styles. Both are decisive with competent speed. They lack the extra gear, but they're capable of churning yardage out, while also converting the tough third and short situations. Of note, Lacy does not share Ridley’s ball security issues.

I do worry about him being the product of Alabama’s system, though I’m expecting a breakout year from Mark Ingram in New Orleans. Nevertheless, Lacy’s good enough to take pressure off Rodgers, while doing some of what I’ve already stated. That’s definitely progress.

Yerko  
#40 Posted : Friday, April 26, 2013 10:53:56 PM(UTC)
While Lacy did have "injuries" they weren't injuries that kept him off the field. They were nagging injuries and he played through them all, certainly not hindering his performance. As for being out of shape at his workout, he was only a few weeks off the hamstring injury.

I applaud the Packers for this pick, especially after trading down and grabbing another pick in the process. I don't get the love for Montee Ball (other than he was a Badger). While these injuries that never took Lacy off the field are pointed out, I'll point out that the wear and tear on Ball is above and beyond Lacy. Ball's 924 career carries to Lacy's 355 career carries. Ball's 5,140 yards to Lacy's 2,402 yards.

Montee has had a concussion or two, right?

I always see talk about the shelf life of runningbacks and from college stats alone, I'd say Ball's shelf life is going to be shorter. With the Packers passing offense and teams using a two-back system, Lacy will do just fine with DuJuan Harris taking some snaps.

I guess my next question is at #61, what other options were there and worth that value? There are still a few quality offensive linemen, defensive linemen and OLB (and even WR). Maybe there was a safety, but was that safety going to be above and beyond what the Packers have?

Lacy is a gigantic steal at this spot and while he is used to running through big holes from Alabama's offensive line, so was Trent Richardson (a more recent Alabama RB). Cleveland's o-line has two good lineman (they are nothing special) like the Packers and Richardson did pretty well there.

We finally have a starting runningback.
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