The Washington Redskins selected Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk with the 186th pick in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Running back wasn’t really a big need for the Redskins. They have one of the NFL’s best in Alfred Morris, and Roy Helu Jr. gave them a solid performance last season as the third down back.
However, the Redskins didn’t really have that home hitter at the position, and Lache Seastrunk brings that ability to the table. He is explosive and has good speed and quickness. Reserve back Chris Thompson has a similar skill set, and he and Seastrunk will compete for that scatback role that Jay Gruden is looking to add to the offense.
Morris, another running back drafted by the Redskins in the sixth round is the workhorse of the group. But in todays NFL you want to have a stable of good running backs, and Seastrunk makes the Redskins stable a lot deeper. Seastrunk could also be used as a kick and punt returner. And the Redskin’s return game was atrocious last season.
This wasn’t a need pick by the Redskins, but it was more a best player available pick. Lache Seastrunk was projected to go much higher in the draft, so the Redskins got outstanding value on this pick. And Seastrunk has the talent to make an impact on the team.