Over the coming days, Redskins Blog will provide you highlights of each drafted player before rookie mini-camp starts later this week.
Today’s segment features video of Lache Seastrunk’s (a sixth-round pick) Combine workout in February.
Prepare to be impressed—this guy has some quickness.
Also, its definitely worth mentioning after seeing that video that Seastrunk led the college ranks in yards-per-carry at 7.7 in 2012. Yes, nearly a first down per carry. That’s sick.
Head coach Jay Gruden hopes to utilize that characteristic of his game to complement the grittiness of Alfred Morris.
“What we’re envisioning for him early on is not so much a third down guy but a guy that can spell Alfred and hit the home run,” Gruden said. “He’s got the breakaway speed and hopefully in time he will be able develop into a pass blocker/receiver.”
Here are some additional facts on Seastrunk courtesy Redskins Public Relations:
–Seastrunk is the 476th selection made by the Redskins in the Common Draft era (since 1967) and the 51st sixth-round selection in that time frame. He is the 77th sixth-round selection by the Redskins all-time since the institution of the draft in 1936.
–Seastrunk is the first sixth-round running back taken by the Redskins since drafting Pro Bowler Alfred Morris at No. 173 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
–Seastrunk is the first Baylor product selected by the Redskins since drafting quarterback Robert Griffin III with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
–Seastrunk is the eighth player selected by the Redskins all-time at the No. 186 overall pick, joining T Tiny Croft (1942), E Fred Polzer (1958), B Ton Urbanik (1964), RB Rick Badanjek (1986), DT Mario Monds (2001), QB Colt Brennan (2008) and LB Robert Henson (2009).
–The No. 186 overall selection used to pick Seastrunk was acquired by Washington from Tennessee via trade. Seastrunk becomes the second Redskins draft pick to be selected by means of a pick acquired from the Titans, joining CB Justin Tryon (2008).-REDSKINS-
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