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

Ryan Lownes@@ryanlownesFeatured ColumnistFebruary 13, 2014

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk (25) finds running room against Iowa State in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Baylor won 71-7. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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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 

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  • 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 


  • 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


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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 


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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