Dynasty League Spotlight: Lache Seastrunk, RB Baylor Bears
The Trashman, RosterWatch.com
Lache Seastrunk, RB Baylor Bears
Weight: 201 pounds
40 yard dash: 4.46 (Pro Day)
NFL Comparison: Reggie Bush
Lache (pronounced like “lake” for you folks outside of Central Texas) Seastrunk is not as fast as he thinks. He’s always been a bit of a big talker. Seastrunk was a high-profile recruit out of high school that came with a whole lot of flash and sizzle. He also came with a street agent named Will Lyles who orchestrated a spectacle out of the top national prospect’s recruitment. Lyles, who at one point actually lived with Seastrunk and his mother in Temple, Tx. (a real “uncle” figure if we’ve ever seen one) eventually accepted around $30,000 from Oregon to ship Lache to the Pacific Northwest. After causing a huge shitstorm over Lyles’ practices and redshirting for a season, Seastrunk came right back to the IH-35 corridor through Central Texas and enrolled at Baylor.
Prior to the combine, Seastrunk set his sights on a sub-4.4 40 time, but ended up posting a 4.51. No worries though, the former Baylor Bear posted the best vertical jump (41.5″) and broad jump (13’4″) for running backs that weekend. On the field, Seastrunk keeps his body low to the ground and uses his phenomenal balance to change direction on a dime. His first step is something that can only be described as “dazzling.” His evasiveness and burst over short distances make him a touchdown threat every time he has the ball in his hands, but his short-sighted vision often prohibits that from happening. Seastrunk also lacks patience at times and tends to go down on first contact. And though he’s not great between the tackles, he gets to the perimeter as quickly as any back in the draft.
Probably not suited for every down work, Seastrunk is a perfect complementary back for systems that use running backs like receivers. If he can transition to more of a North/South runner instead of an East/West juker, he could benefit a lot of fantasy teams. He’s not someone to hitch your fantasy wagon to though, as he could go for 100 yards and 2 TDs one week and just as easily put up 30 yards the next.