Scouting Report:  Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt

By: Pete Davidson : April 14, 2013 2:39am

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This is yet another player that seems to be getting dissed by the general football media. I never hear anything about this kid and he has a lot of the NFL traits that we look for. Stacy performed well on the field for the Commodores and he posted solid numbers at the combine. It’s hard to get respect when you play for Vanderbilt. Aaron Rodgers’ brother Jordan, who started at QB in the same backfield as Stacy is also under appreciated.

So why do we like Stacy?

  • He’s got a prototypical NFL body for a tailback at 5’8 and 216 pounds--giving him a nice low center of gravity.
  • He runs well and clocked a 4.55 40 at the combine.
  • He’s quick and agile. He makes people miss in tight areas. That also showed up at the combine in his 3-cone drill, where he clocked a 6.70, which is an outstanding time.
  • Stacy runs hard and keeps his quick feet moving through contact. He runs the right way for his body type.
  • He employs a good stiff arm and uses it to reset his feet.
  • He has functional hands though he did not catch a lot of passes.
  • He often lined up as the QB in Vanderbilt's wildcat formation--taking the direct snap.

To us, Stacy looks like an NFL back and perhaps one that could excel in a major role. We’re surprised that he is considered to be a late round guy in most circles. This is a player to watch if he is taken by the right team.

You can get a decent look at Stacy’s game by clicking here and for more, check out the youtube vid below.

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