Lache Seastrunk NFL Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for Redskins RB

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Lache Seastrunk NFL Draft 2014: Highlights, Scouting Report for Redskins RB
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Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor (HT: 5’9½”, WT: 201 lbs.)

Washington Redskins (Redskins trade 178th pick to Titans for 186th and 228th picks)

Sixth Round: 186th Pick

NFL Comparison: LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles 

Combine Weigh-in
Height Weight Arm Hand
5094 201 30" 9 1/4"

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Combine Workout
40-yd dash 10-yd split Vert Broad 3-Cone Shuttle
4.51 1.60 41.5" 11'2" DNP DNP

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Positives

  • Tremendous physical specimen. Will test very well in the pre-draft process, is extremely athletic with good size
  • Very smooth movement. Changes direction and speeds effortlessly, freezing would-be tacklers
  • Good burst and speed, explodes once he finds daylight. Shows outstanding acceleration and big-gain capability
  • Fairly elusive with good lateral and stop-start agility. Demonstrates the ability to make defenders miss in the hole and in the open field
  • Slippery runner can make himself skinny without breaking stride
  • Jukes defenders and occasionally utilizes a stiff-arm to help him create space
  • Can really hurt opponents if he gets around the edge, a handful outside the tackles. Possesses nimble feet to tightrope the sideline and stop or cut on a dime
  • Displays vision in the open field to find cutback lanes
  • Is at his best when he is running decisively, can gain chunks of yardage in the blink of an eye
  • Runs fairly low to the ground, generally demonstrating good pad level
  • Very little wear on his tires. Less than 300 touches during his college career
  • Has a high ceiling, dynamic player with an exciting skill set and plenty of untapped potential
  • Made the most out of opportunities at Baylor, averaging over seven yards per carry 

Negatives

  • Has a finesse running style. Not a powerful or punishing runner
  • Was very rarely utilized in the passing game, had nine total receptions during his college career and zero as a junior
  • Too often runs east-west and sacrifices yardage. Has a tendency to bounce outside
  • Not a very effective runner between the tackles. Has trouble when the hole does not exist and lacks the power or physicality to grind out the tough yards
  • Dances in the backfield and is too hesitant at times
  • Average balance. Does not break many tackles and goes down too easily, often on first contact
  • Not a very good blocker at this point, lacking functional strength and pass protection technique. Does not sustain blocks
  • Will need to be groomed into a full-time role and is destined for a committee as a rookie. Ability to block and catch the ball out of the backfield is necessary to earn consistent playing time in the NFL
  • Occasionally turns his back on contact, rather than lower his shoulder and keep his feet moving
  • Ineffective short-yardage runner who does not push the pile
  • Missed two games last season due to a groin injury

 

Rushing Statistics
Year Team Car Yds Avg TD
2012 Baylor 131 1,012 7.7 7
2013 Baylor 158 1,177 7.4 11

http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/501526/lache-seastrunk

Receiving Statistics
Year Team Rec Yds Avg Td
2012 Baylor 9 107 11.9 1
2013 Baylor 0 0 0.0 0

http://espn.go.com/college-football/player/stats/_/id/501526/lache-seastrunk

 

Personal Notes

  • First-team All-Big 12 2013
  • Honorable Mention All-Big 12 2012
  • Big XII Newcomer of the Year 2012
  • Holiday Bowl MVP 2012
  • Ineligible to play in 2011 following transfer from Oregon
  • Majored in general studies 

 

Ratings Chart

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Overall

An incredibly smooth and athletic runner, Lache Seastrunk has a chance to be a dynamic player at the next level. Lacking the power or rugged style of some NFL feature running backs, he may fit best in a committee with a bruising backfield partner. Though he was unable to show proficiency in the passing game at Baylor, he possesses considerable upside. A zone-blocking scheme may be able to utilize his burst and agility properly.

 

Draft Projection: Third Round

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