Should Lache Seastrunk Be On Top of New York Giants' Draft Board in 2014?

By Christian Nelson
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve watched a New York Giants game this season, you probably know that this once potent offense has struggled to get a rhythm going. And though one of those reasons is a struggling offensive line, there is another hole in the backfield that could use a revamp. Sure, Andre Brown has been playing good football the past few games, but he is turning 27 next week and is leaning towards the back end of his career. His lack of breakaway speed and big play ability hasn’t kept opposition completely honest, opposed to some of the other top teams in the league with great QB and RB play (look at the Seattle Seahawks). The Giants could surely focus on obtaining a top running back in next year’s draft to bolster the offense to a whole new level.

One prospect that is consistently atop of draft boards across the NFL is Baylor‘s Lache Seastrunk. The junior stud has rushed for just under 1,000 yards and 18 touchdowns in just this season alone in Big 12 play. The former five-star recruit out of high school was once buried on the depth chart for the Oregon Ducks not long ago behind stars LaMichael JamesKenjon BarnerDe’Anthony Thomas and Tre Carson. However, once he decided to transfer down to Baylor he lit up scoreboards and ran all over defenses.

I like this guy going in the second round as running backs rarely go in the first round nowadays. However, the back is spectacular and would surely transform this dismal offense of 2013. His mantra of never giving up and his rare combination of immense speed, decision making, and strength make him a front-runner for the RB position in the 2014 NFL Draft, and the Giants would be smart to select Seastunk.

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