RB LACHE SEASTRUNK, BAYLOR*

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5’10” – 210 – 4.50e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2010: Redshirt (Oregon)
2011: N/A (Transfer)
2012: 131 – 1,012 – 7 (7.7), 9 – 107 – 1 receiving (11.9)

OVERVIEW:

Originally attended the University of Oregon, but transferred to Baylor after one season, sitting out 2011. Started six of the games he appeared in as a redshirt sophomore in 2012, earning honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from conference coaches.

POSITIVES:

  • Possesses prototypical height for a pro running back, with a thick, compact build.
  • Runs with a pretty low center of gravity; consequently, is not exposed to many big hits.
  • Not a true burner but is generally fast enough to avoid getting caught from behind.
  • Very agile, does a nice job of cutting back and shaking defenders with juke moves.
  • Does a nice job of improvising when the play breaks down, but tries to hit holes.
  • Has some power, is capable of running through arm tackles but does not seek contact.
  • Exhibits very good balance, capable of regaining his footing when hit by defenders.
  • Can be deadly carrying the ball out of spread formations vs. six-or-seven-man boxes.
  • Would be entering the draft without having accumulated too much tread on his tires.

NEGATIVES:

  • Never functioned as a true workhorse in college, remains to be seen whether he can.
  • Benefited from playing in a high-octane offense and operating against sub packages.
  • Occasionally guilty of dancing a bit too much and ends up losing additional yards.
  • Significantly better vision when he’s in the open field than he has between the tackles.
  • Not a very accomplished receiver, caught just nine passes in his first season at Baylor.
  • Hasn’t been retained in pass protection too often, may need some development there.
  • Sustained a groin injury in 2013 and missed some time despite a smaller workload.
  • Due to redshirt and transfer season, requires some projection given lack of carries.

SUMMARY:

Seastrunk is an interesting prospect given his unique combination of agility and power. His size, bulk, and speed are at least adequate for a starting running back, and he does a nice job of gaining additional yardage when the play breaks down and he’s forced to improvise. Unfortunately, he also has some frustrating runs when asked to pound the ball up the middle, failing to notice cutback lanes and running into blockers or defenders for short gains. It’s also unclear how he would respond to being used more as a receiver given his relative lack of targets in the passing game. Although he benefited from facing some light boxes in college, he should at least become a productive part of a running back committee, and his lack of heavy usage in college has prevented him from accumulating too much tread. RD 2

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