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2015 NFL DRAFT

Lache Seastrunk, RB

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Temple, TX
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 201 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
130104

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.462.531.5615 41 1/211'2"--
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.372.531.55- --4.366.81

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Runs light and quick with active, fluid footwork to easily change directions...balanced with a low center of gravity and will lower his pads to barrel into defenders - runs close to the ground and finishes with toughness...explosive lateral burst to juke defenders and quickly redirect his momentum with strong cuts...very slippery and silky runner between the tackles to avoid contact...terrific acceleration and top-end speed to run away from defenders, flashing a second gear in the open field...good football character and attitude.

WEAKNESSES: Very average frame, bulk and trunk - lacks the body type to pack on a lot of muscle...needs to improve his vision and do a better job in space to set up his moves and burst to daylight - needs to improve his run instincts to get north-south quicker...not going to drag tacklers or win with power, struggling to keep his feet after big hits...streaky focus and will hear footsteps, too worried about what's going on around him at the catch point - unproven receiver (only nine career catches, none in 2013)...room to improve his ball security and grip.

His blocking needs work in pass protection, often lowering his helmet and losing sight of his target...missed parts of the last two seasons due to injuries, including a gimpy ankle in 2013 that caused him to miss two games - how long will his body be able to hold up in the NFL?

--Dane Brugler

Player Overview

A top RB recruit out of high school in Texas, Seastrunk took his game to the West Coast and enrolled at Oregon, but that didn't last long as he transferred to Baylor after only one year (redshirted) in Eugene due to family reasons.

After sitting out the 2011 season, Seastrunk led Baylor in rushing yards the past two seasons, averaging 7.6 yards per carry in college. He is an electric athlete with lightning feet and change of direction skills, but he needs to keep his momentum under control and improve his questionable run instincts. Seastrunk has a bad habit of going east-west and bouncing runs outside, but that's also a product of the offense at Baylor. He is a jitterbug ballcarrier who will impress with his foot quickness, but he needs to improve in several areas before he's NFL ready, including as a receiver and blocker.

Seastrunk will likely still be on the board on day three of the draft due to the fact that he'll likely need limited touches each game to avoid injuries - if he couldn't stay healthy in two seasons in the Big 12, how will he be able to stay durable in the NFL?

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Player News
05/11/2014 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 6/186 -- Lache Seastrunk, RB, 5-9, 201, Baylor...Originally signed with Oregon but transferred after an advisor accepted a payment that landed the Ducks on probation. Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of Year in 2012 led conference with 107 yards per game in 2013. First Baylor player to rush for 1,000 yards more than once. Five of 19 touchdowns went for at least 68 yards. - The Sports Xchange
 

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