The Washington Redskins own one of the NFL‘s most potent rushing attacks behind one of the league’s most underrated running backs in RB Alfred Morris. Morris has been ultra productive during his first two seasons with the team, but Washington has yet to find a good compliment to Morris’ skill set.
Enter sixth round pick, RB Lache Seastrunk.
Seastrunk, a 5-foot-9, 201 pound running back, has an electric quality that neither RBs Chris Thompson nor Evan Royster bring to the table, both of whom will compete with Seastrunk for the back up running back job. Seastrunk was ultra productive in college for the Baylor Bears and will look to do the same in OC Jay Gruden‘s new offensive scheme.
Washington will likely use Seastrunk as the third down scat-back to begin his career, but should begin to usher him in as an offensive focal point to allow Morris to get some rest after being the team’s bell-cow runner the past two seasons.
Seastrunk has a great first step and has the quickness to be a great complimentary back to Morris. His ability to burst through the lane and explode into the second level is definitely a trait that Washington valued during Seastrunk’s evaluation during the draft process.
The former Baylor rusher will be in a dog fight with Thompson, who also possesses great speed and lateral agility, and Royster, who is more of a hard-nosed runner, for the back up duties behind Morris. Seastrunk may have been a late round pick, but his collegiate success should translate well to the pros. While it may be tough for Seastrunk to make an impact this season as the back up, as he will have trouble beating Royster out of his back up gig, Seastrunk is a definite building block towards the future.
Expect to hear his name more as the season begins to progress and into the 2015 season.