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Aug 26

NFP preseason Heisman Watch

A look at some of the top contenders for the nation's most prestigious individual honor.

Lache Seastrunk – Running Back – Baylor

Size – 5093e – 205e – 4.47e

Strong Points - Speed, elusiveness, run instincts, breakaway ability, willing blocker

Weak Points - Yards after contact, not involved with the passing game, has missed two games and a part of a third this season 

Summation – Lache is a fourth-year junior who is entering the Draft, He was a 2010 entry at Oregon and transferred to Baylor after his first year. He had to sit out the 2011 season as a transfer. He was a part-time starter and a rotation player in 2012 and a full-time starter in 2013. He still played in a rotation this past season. He missed two-and-a-half games this year with an injury.

Seastrunk is very quick, fast, and athletic. He is not very big. He is listed at being 5’10 – 210 but looks smaller. He has very good initial quickness and is quick to the hole. He has good run instincts/reactions and shows good jump-cut ability to an opening. Once he finds a seam, he shows a great burst. He runs low, but is not very powerful. He is not the type to move the pile, but he can break arm tackles. His yards after contact is just average. When he gets in space, most of his cuts are to the sideline, and he seldom cuts back to the inside. He is elusive in the open field and can make multiple defenders miss. With his speed and acceleration, he is a big play waiting to happen. When running outside, he is patient waiting for blocks and finding the open seam. He doesn’t always show that patience inside. As a pass blocker, he shows a willingness, but he is not consistently effective. He needs technique work and he doesn’t anchor well. As a receiver, he is seldom used. In four games I looked at, he was not thrown a pass, and he did not have a catch for the whole season. In 2012, he had nine receptions.

I don’t see Seastrunk as a number one back in an NFL offense. He can and will be effective as a role/rotational back. Clubs will have to find out about his hands because if he can’t catch, then he is a liability. He has not returned kicks, so it’s questionable if he has that skill. He may not go nearly as high as he thought he would because of his limitations.