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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
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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

03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Baylor's Seastrunk improves combine times...With 36 NFL scouts in attendance, over a dozen prospects worked out on Wednesday at Baylor's pro day and several, including RB Lache Seastrunk, improved on their NFL Combine numbers. After a somewhat disappointing showing at the NFL Combine, Seastrunk boosted his numbers in Waco, recording a 4.46 40-yard dash after running a 4.51 in Indianapolis. He has elusive moves with the ability to create yards on his own, but the pedestrian 40 time put his straight-line speed into question. Seastrunk finished among the Combine leaders in the vertical jump (41.5-inches) and broad jump (11-foot-2) and rested on those numbers Wednesday, but he did post impressive times in the 3-cone drill (6.81), short shuttle (4.31) and long shuttle (11.33). Overall it was a positive day for the borderline top-100 prospect. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Combine: From 40 times to Fritos, 10 Bold Predictions: 9. Speedsters in surprising packages. Speaking of the 40, the top times typically recorded each year come from wide receivers or cornerbacks, but watch out for a pair of running backs -- Baylor's Lache Seastrunk and Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas -- to light up the track. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/06/2014 - Baylor's Lache Seastrunk to enter NFL Draft...The most talented players in college football continue to flock to the NFL. The latest player to do so is Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk, who announced on Monday that he was leaving Waco to enter the NFL Draft. "Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I'm fully prepared to take the next step toward realizing that goal," said Seastrunk in a statement. "I'm excited for the opportunity to compete in the NFL draft process. I look forward to giving teams every ounce of energy I've got and proving to them that I'm a good person, a relentless competitor, and a great player, too."

Seastrunk had a big year for Baylor in 2013, finishing the season with 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns even though he missed two games and most of a third with an injury. Seastrunk, a five-star recruit out of high school, originally signed to play with Oregon before transferring to Baylor in 2011. - Tom Fornelli, CBSSports.com

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, Jr., Temple, Texas/Temple/Oregon...Despite missing two games due to injury, Seastrunk became the first Baylor player to have two 1,000 yard rushing seasons as he has totaled 1,060 through 10 games in 2013. The junior also is second in the Big 12 with 11 rushing scores and his 106.0 rushing yards per game is tops in the conference. - Baylor football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM: RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, 5-10, 210, Jr., Temple, Texas,...Seastrunk became the first BU player to run for two 1,000-yard seasons as he led the league in rushing yards per game (106.0) and ranked second in rushing touchdowns (11). - Baylor football

11/16/2013 - Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk missed the fourth-ranked Bears' game against Texas Tech on Saturday night because of a groin injury. Seastrunk, the Big 12's leading rusher with 111 yards per game, got hurt in the Bears' 41-12 win over Oklahoma on Nov. 7. The Bears were also without receiver Tevin Reese, who is out for at least the rest of the regular season. He had surgery on his dislocated right wrist the day after the Oklahoma game. Shock Linwood, who ran for 182 yards in the Oklahoma game to earn Big 12 player of the week honors, was Baylor's No. 1 running back. - AP Sports

11/11/2013 - NFL DRAFT WEEK 11 STOCK REPORT, PROSPECTS WHO HURT THEMSELVES: RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor...Baylor is undefeated, but is on the outside looking in when it comes to the National Title discussion. Why? They haven't played anyone that impresses the computers or the voters with their two toughest opponents thus far being Kansas State and Oklahoma. Seastrunk is an exciting talent, averaging 8.7 yards per carry in 2013, but against the Wildcats and Sooners, he failed to reach the 100-yard plateau and didn't find the end zone - the only two times this season he didn't accomplish either feat. Seastrunk has gashed struggling defenses, but has also struggled against the only two semi-legitimate defenses he has seen this season.

Against Oklahoma last Thursday, he recorded just 19 yards on six carries before leaving the game due to a groin sprain. Seastrunk runs low to the ground with terrific balance and sharp start/stop action, but relies too much on east-west runs and doesn't have ideal vision, drawbacks that have stood out against the Wildcats and Sooners. Hopefully the injury doesn't hamper Seastrunk down the stretch, but it's something to watch. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

10/07/2013 - WEEK 6 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, RB, Jr, Temple, Texas...Lache Seastrunk ran 15 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns in Baylor's 73-42 win over West Virginia. He averaged 11.5 yards per carry in a half of action as he did not play in the second period. It was Seastrunk's ninth-career 100-yard rushing game and his eighth-consecutive - the nation's longest active streak. The junior tallied an 80-yard TD in the first quarter, tying for the fourth-longest rush in program history. His 172 rushing yards were the 15th-most in program history as he now owns three of the top-15 single-game rushing totals at Baylor. Seastrunk leads the Big 12 with 147.2 yards per game on the ground and is second nationally. - Big 12 football

09/23/2013 - "It's a very unique scheme they have. Art (Briles) keeps re-inventing the wheel there. Their wide receivers are (lined up) wider this year. They'll put three wide receivers out by the numbers on the field side, and even if you try and go three-on-three, you've lost a support player (for the run game) and they really put you in a bind because they have this huge O-line with really tight splits and all their runs tend to be big 'bounce' runs where you get bunched in the middle and they have so much speed now to bounce outside. So, you end up overloading outside to try and deal with all the bubble screens, and then they run by you and throw it over the top or they hand it off to Seastrunk and he runs for 60. Plus, they go so fast and everything is off play-action, your linebackers and safeties are always in a quandary. "They just stress you so much schematically. They are for real. I am going to be very curious to watch the rest of the season to see how people try and defend them." - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

09/21/2013 - If the 20th-ranked Baylor Bears were a boxer, that boxer would be begging for a title bout. It will be a while before Baylor faces an opponent ranked in the top 25, but the Bears dismantled another nonconference foe in blasting Louisiana-Monroe 70-7 on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears, who led the nation in points per game at 69.5 entering this week, benefitted from two defensive touchdowns in the first quarter and established a 42-0 margin just 17 minutes into the contest.

Baylor (3-0) is yet to play a team anywhere close to the top 25, nor even an opponent in a BCS conference. So it's too early to proclaim the Bears in the top tier of title contenders this season. But Baylor is definitely a heavyweight, as evidenced by how effectively the Bears KO their foes. Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, extending his streak of 100-yard rushing games to seven, the longest in FBS. - The Sports Xchange

09/09/2013 - WEEK 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, ran for 150 yards and three TDs in the No. 23 Bears' 70-13 rout over Buffalo. - AP Sports

09/07/2013 - Punting against the Baylor Bears is a terrible idea. The Buffalo Bulls learned that lesson the hard way in trying to keep up with No. 23 Baylor's dynamic offense. Baylor scored touchdowns on its first seven possessions and routed Buffalo 70-13 on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium. Though Buffalo grabbed the initial lead by driving 75 yards for a touchdown on its game-opening possession, the Bulls' four punts and two turnovers in the first half allowed Baylor to race by. Baylor streaked to a 56-13 lead by intermission.

Trailing 7-0 early in the first quarter. Baylor responded by scoring touchdowns in four plays on its first possession, five plays on its second drive and a workmanlike seven plays on its third drive to surge ahead 21-7 with 3:52 to go in the opening period. Baylor's Seastrunk rushed for 150 yards on 17 carries. It was the sixth straight game in which Seastrunk rushed for more than 100 yards, a school record that coincides with Baylor's current winning streak. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - ROB RANG'S 09/06/13 TOP 32 2014 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 26. Lache Seastrunk*, RB, Baylor (5-9, 210): Boasting a compact build with excellent vision, agility and burst, Seastrunk proved every bit the superstar once on the field for the Bears following a 2011 transfer from Oregon. He rushed for 112 yards and two scores on just 11 attempts against FCS Wofford in the Bears' season opener. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/05/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Junior RB Lache Seastrunk extended his streak of 100-yard rushing games to five in a row with his 111 yards against Wofford. He has plenty of support but is the main man in Baylor's running game. - The Sports Xchange

08/31/2013 - Lache (LAKE) Seastrunk ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns, Bryce Petty threw for 290 yards and two scores in his first start and Baylor scored its most points since 1929 in a 69-3 victory over lower-division Wofford on Saturday night. The Bears celebrated the opening of their final season at Floyd Casey Stadium by taking a 28-0 lead in the first quarter after Nick Florence, last year's record-setting replacement for Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, delivered the pre-game prayer.

Petty, a junior, needed just 10 plays and 2:05 combined on game-opening drives of 70 and 65 yards for a 14-0 lead. Wofford, one of the best running teams in FCS, struggled in its first game without all-time rushing leader Eric Breitenstein. Playing their first game in Texas, the Terriers needed 60 carries to get 173 rushing yards, 2.9 yards per run. - AP Sports

08/31/2013 - ROB RANG'S 08/30/13 BIG BOARD: 27. RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (5-09, 210, 4.45)* -- Boasting a compact build with excellent vision, agility and burst, Seastrunk proved every bit the superstar once on the field for the Bears following his transfer from Oregon. If not for a couple of troubling fumbles against UCLA in the Holiday Bowl, Seastrunk would be ranked even higher. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/28/2013 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: RB Lache Seastrunk - Though he isn't the only threat in the running game (Glasco Martin rushed for 889 yards), Seastrunk's ability to break off big plays will go a long way in keeping opponents from stacking their defenses against new quarterback Bryce Petty. Seastrunk ran for 1,012 yards for the year with 831 coming over the final six games. - The Sports Xchange

08/27/2013 - GRADING CBSSPORTS.COM'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM AS NFL PROSPECTS: RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor (5-10, 205, Jr.)...NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated runner potentially eligible for the 2014 NFL draft, Seastrunk combines freakish athletic ability to go along with vision and a willingness to cut-back against the grain. He ran for "just" 1,012 yards a season ago as Baylor featured the pass but could challenge for the nation's rushing title in 2013. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/11/2013 - TOP BAYLOR PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. RB Lache Seastrunk (5-9, 210, 4.50)*...Since Art Briles took over the head job, the Baylor offense has developed into one of the most explosive, not only in the Big 12, but in the entire country. And while quarterbacks Robert Griffin and Nick Florence have received most of the headlines, Briles' offense has produced three 1,000-yard rushers the past three seasons, including Seastrunk last year. A five-star high school recruit, he began his college career at Oregon before deciding to transfer to Baylor and his home state of Texas, sitting out the 2011 season. Seastrunk started six games last year and led the team in rushing with 1,012 yards (7.7 yards per rush average) despite finishing with 48 less carries than Glasco Martin. He is a silky runner between the tackles with active feet and explosive lateral burst to juke defenders and easily redirect his momentum to avoid contact.

Seastrunk is balanced with a low center of gravity and finishes with toughness, but he has very average bulk on his frame and won't drag tacklers or win with power. He needs to prove he can be a three-down player by improving his focus as pass-catcher and consistency when left alone to pass protect. But above all, Seastrunk needs to improve his run instincts and shed the bad habit of unnecessarily going east-west or even backwards to try for the home run instead of taking what is there. He is an exciting, jitterbug athlete and if he can consistently stay under control at all levels of the field, Seastrunk will be a welcome addition to any offense in the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

08/11/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: RB Lache Seastrunk - Seastrunk already has declared himself a leading candidate for the 2013 Heisman Trophy. He rushed for 831 yards of his season total 1,012 over the last six games. - The Sports Xchange

07/23/2013 - Two seasons ago, quarterback Robert Griffin became the first player in Baylor history to bring the Heisman Trophy to Waco. It's possible junior running back Lache Seastrunk will drum up some interest from Heisman voters and others across the country with a productive 2013 campaign. And head coach Art Briles is banging that drum early. "Lache has some qualities that give him an opportunity," Briles said about his running back possibly making a run for the Heisman. "He's a dynamic football player that's very engaging, and those are good qualities to have. They help you with voters."

Seastrunk led the team in rushing last season with 1,012 yards on 131 carries, averaging 7.7 yards per carry. Although he led the Bears in yards on the ground, he finished far behind senior Glasco Martin in carries and touchdowns. They will share the backfield again in 2013, but Briles expects Seastrunk's role to grow. "We're happy with where he's at and how he's prepared," Briles said.

Despite RGIII's recent success in Waco, Briles was quick to dismiss any notion that he would be able to help Seastrunk or any other player with the Heisman hunt. "Honestly, Robert helped himself with the Heisman. You have to do phenomenal things in phenomenal moments, and that's what he did. The timing was perfect and he was an exceptional player without question." - The Sports Xchange

07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor,Jr/1L, Temple, Texas,...Seastrunk burst on the national scene over the final six games of 2012 when he averaged 138.5 yards during that span. He totaled 1,012 yards and seven touchdowns for the season while earning Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year and Holiday Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player honors. The junior enters 2013 on a four-game streak of 100-yard rushing games. - Baylor football

07/21/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (MEDIA): Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, RB...Seastrunk burst on the national scene over the final six games of 2012 when he averaged 138.5 yards during that span. He totaled 1,012 yards and seven touchdowns for the season while earning Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year and Holiday Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player. The junior enters 2013 on a four-game streak of 100-yard rushing games. - Big 12 football

07/20/2013 - 2013 DOAK WALKER AWARD WATCH LIST: Lache Seastrunk (Jr.), Baylor...Seastrunk picked up Big 12 Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors on Wednesday. He earned All-Big 12 honors and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after rushing for 1,012 yards and seven touchdowns with a school-record 7.7 yards-per-carry average during his debut season in Waco last year. Seastrunk broke out over the final six games of the season, rushing for an average of 138.5 yards per game to help Baylor to a 5-1 finish. He was named 2012 Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP after rushing for 138 yards in the Bears' second straight bowl victory. - Baylor football

07/20/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP WATCH LIST: RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor...Seastrunk enters his junior season riding a four-game streak of 100-yard rushing games. He earned All-Big 12 honors and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after rushing for 1,012 yards and seven touchdowns with a school-record 7.7 yards-per-carry average during his debut season in Waco last year.

Seastrunk broke out over the final six games of the season, rushing for an average of 138.5 yards per game to help Baylor to a 5-1 finish. He was named 2012 Holiday Bowl Offensive MVP after rushing for 138 yards in the Bears' second straight bowl victory. Five Big 12 athletes are on the 50-player list, including Seastrunk, John Hubert (Kansas State), Jackson Jeffcoat (Texas), Casey Pachall (TCU) and Jason Verrett (TCU). Fourteen of the 50 players are running backs, with Seastrunk and Hubert the only rushers from the Big 12. - Baylor football

07/17/2013 - 2013 MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: RB Lache Seastrunk, Baylor...In his first season at Baylor in 2012, Seastrunk led the BU rushing attack with 1,012 yards on 131 carries. The Temple, Texas-native really shined in the latter part of the season, as he racked up 831 yards and six of his seven TDs for the season over the final six games. He earned Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year honors from the league's coaches and was named the offensive MVP in Baylor's Holiday Bowl win over UCLA. In that contest, Seastrunk posted 138 rushing yards on 16 attempts, including a 43-yard TD scamper.

Seastrunk burst onto the scene in early November as he helped the Bears upset No. 1 Kansas State by tallying a season-high 185 yards on 19 carries with a season-long 80-yard touchdown run. For the season, Seastrunk set three school records, including the single-season mark of 7.7 yards-per-rush. He enters the 2013 season having recorded 100 yards or more in four straight contests. - Baylor football

05/21/2013 - 2013 FREAKS LIST: THE 20 CRAZIEST ATHLETES IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 3. Lache Seastrunk, Baylor, RB: Just being the Bears resident "Freak" is saying a lot. The Bears can go four-wide with a crew of receivers who each have been clocked faster than 4.4. One of those guys, 170-pound Tevin Reese, runs 4.32 and has a 45-inch vertical jump. In fact, Baylor deserves Freak Team status this season. After hearing some of these super-fast 40 times, I asked Bears strength coach Kaz Kazadi if these are hand-timed 40s or timed electronically, which prompted one of the best quotes I've heard this year: "They're all electronic," Kazadi said. "We don't hand-time anything. Hand times are for your mama. Your mama don't work here. We're not hand-timing anything around here. We encourage people to come watch our guys work. They take this seriously."

Seastrunk is a testament to that. He's up to 210 pounds after arriving in Waco at 195 a few years ago. "A lot of guys think their speed is predicated on not getting too heavy, instead of getting more power," said Kazadi. "We got to kind of wean 'em off of being too concerned about putting on pounds." Seastrunk's vertical, which was an impressive 42.5 inches last winter, is now 44.2 inches. He also broad jumped 11-4 -- five inches more than in 2012. His 40 time: 4.36. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

 
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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