Steelers were scared off by Eddie Lacy's toe injury

Not only did the streak of first-round running backs end after five decades, ex-Alabama running back Eddie Lacy was not the first running back off the board.

In the previous two drafts, the first running back selected were ex-Alabama running backs: Trent Richardson (2012) and Mark Ingram (2011).

One team that appeared to be a good fit to select Lacy was the Steelers and the club indeed drafted a running back in the second round -- except it was a different back (Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell).

Per Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette, the Steelers were scared off by Lacy's toe -- not his hamstring. Bouchette wrote, "one team source said the Steelers would not touch Lacy because his big toe had been fused."

As the fourth running back drafted, Lacy was selected by the Packers with the 61st overall pick (see full results here).

In my rookie running back rankings, Lacy is my third-ranked fantasy running back for the 2013 season.

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