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Lacy appears set to become the third Alabama running back to be selected in the first round in as many years, and for good reason. Though hidden behind the likes of Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson in his first two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Lacy was productive as a backup, totaling 1,080 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns over his freshman and sophomore years. Taking his turn as Alabama's top back last season, Lacy didn't waste the opportunity. He finished with 1,322 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns and also showed a decent ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, snagging 22 receptions for 189 yards and two scores. Lacy might not possess the speed of someone like Richardson, but he uses his strong frame well with a powerful running style that has earned him comparisons to Frank Gore. Lacy, who has plenty of talent to star as a featured back in the NFL, wasn't able to participate in the combine after an MRI revealed a small tear in the tissue around his hamstring after he performed in a mock combine event earlier in February. Still, even a performance at the combine likely wouldn't have done much to stymie his main criticism - his blocking abilities. But that still shouldn't keep him from being a first-round selection, which is where most experts tab him as arguably the top running back in this draft class.