STRENGTHS - Despite not having a large frame, Stacy aggressively attacks the LOS on inside runs and shows the ability to lower his shoulder and run through arm tackles to pick up extra yards. He runs with good balance and forward lean, and always seems to fall forward after contact. He is an extremely patient runner that sets up blockers well and accelerates to daylight once holes are created. While he has the short area foot quickness to be elusive at the POA, he is extremely decisive with his movements and is at his best when making one cut to space and attacking downhill. He runs solid routes as a receiver out of the backfield, and consistently plucks the ball away from his frame. Once he has the ball in space, his open field instincts take over as he does an outstanding job of patiently waiting for blockers in the 2nd and 3rd level before attacking open lanes.
WEAKNESSES - Stacy lacks true breakaway speed and was caught from behind multiple times in games I viewed. He is a quicker than fast athlete, as he is quick through the POA because of his vision and instincts but does not possess the innate explosiveness to break to daylight in tight situations. He has a smallish frame, and in particular needs to add bulk to his upper body. When asked to pass block he doesn't consistently face up with his man at the POA and too often opts for low cut attempts.
SUMMARY - While certainly not the most physically imposing or athletically intimidating RB, Stacy is a very effective runner both inside and on the edge, and clearly has the tools to develop into a starter at the next level. Although he lacks the speed to simply outrun defenders in space, he plays faster than he actually is because of his vision, instincts and decisiveness. He patiently sets up blockers both on inside runs and with the ball in space, and is able to consistently find and attack holes seemingly before they fully develop. He has a good combination of power and elusiveness, which allows him to consistently break arm tackles and gain extra yards. He is also an effective receiver out of the backfield, as he understands where to exploit the zones and displays outstanding hands. Stacy has the instincts to play in any scheme, but is best fit for a zone blocking scheme that thrives off the RB's ability to make one cut and get north and south in a flash. While he is worth a selection on day two because of his projection as a future starter, he will likely present excellent value for a team willing to wait to address the position until early day three.