Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 2/15/13
It’s not any secret that the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to be looking at the NFL draft for a running back. The question everyone will be asking is just how early in the draft do you grab one? The days of the 25-carry a game running back are over in the NFL but you still have to be able to run the ball effectively and efficiently to be successful. There’s no sure-fire hit in this class, but I feel there are numerous guys who could look really good in the black ‘n gold. With the supposed switch to the zone blocking system, that means the Steelers will be looking for specific types of backs. Whether the guys I’ve chosen to discuss fit that profile is yet to be determined in some cases. Eddie Lacy (ALA) – Lacy’s stock blew up following his monster BCS Title game performance against Notre Dame but the truth is that his stock was already rising. At 220lbs., Lacy has excellent power but what I really like about him are his feet which I find very quick for a guy his size. What concerns m...
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