Packers tab Lacy with second round pick
NEW YORK CITY - Alabama running back Eddie Lacy says his hamstring is healed and he's ready to run the ball for the green-and-gold. The Packers made Lacy the 61st overall selection of the 2013 NFL Draft yesterday.
He had been projected as a first-round selection, but doubts about his health helped him slip to the second. Green Bay had also been looking closely at the University of Wisconsin's record-setting back, Montee Ball, but Denver picked him.
At 5-11 and 230 pounds, Lacy is expected to be that up-the-middle runner the Packers haven't had in recent seasons.
The Green Bay Packers have 10 picks available in the 2013 NFL Draft today. General manager Ted Thompson was wheeling and dealing yesterday, trading away a second-round pick to San Francisco for a lower second-rounder and a sixth-round pick. Then, he did some more trading with the 49ers, sending a third-round pick off, in return for a lower third-round selection and a seventh rounder. He wasn't done. The third-round pick he got from the 49ers, he sent to Miami for a fourth, a fifth and a seventh. Packers officials feel this is a very deep draft, with quality available late and they think they can get some valuable pieces in the action today - unless more trades are made to make the situation even better.