Evaluating Jets RB Zac Stacy

Overview: Zac Stacy was a running back from the St. Louis Ram, who is now currently on the New York Jets. During his career, he’s had 326 catches for 1,266 yards and 8 touchdowns.

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Strengths: A tough football that plays with power. A great blocker. Able to run through blocks. Patient, has good vision. Athletic. Great at running in the inside. Explosive. A work horse at running back.

Weaknesses: Not the best outside runner. Average speed. Lacks ideal size.

How he fits the New York Jets: Currently the Jets running backs include Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Stevan Ridley, and Daryl Richardson. Zac Stacy offers a change a pace and more competition to the running back position. Although each of these running backs are similar type backs, Stacy brings different traits to the table. He is an explosive runner, who is a great blocker, who would be an ideal 2nd or 3rd running back for the Jets.

Why this trade makes sense: The Jets needed to add another running back to their roster, he was the best option and was a low risk, high reward deal for the Jets offense. Stacy has the ideal traits that can translate well in a Chan Gailey offense, especially if the coaching staff do decide to switch to a spread type offense.

Bottom line: Although he is not a starter caliber running back, Stacy has the tools and skill sets to be a potential starter and is a productive back at the running back position.

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