According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Steelers stayed away from drafting Alabama running back Eddie Lacy because of a toe injury.
One reason the Steelers passed on Eddie Lacy is a toe injury the Alabama halfback has had. One team source said the Steelers would not touch Lacy because his big toe had been fused.
There has been concern about injuries to Lacy’s hamstring and what has been reported as turf toe, but nothing’s been reported about a fusion. Either way, teams did stay away from Lacy – considered by many the best talent at halfback in the draft — until Green Bay made him the fourth back drafted with the 29th pick in the second round.
I think the Steelers made a good move by drafting Michigan State running back Le”Veon bell instead of Lacy. I think Bell will be a better NFL running back.