Tulane Green Wave wide receiver Ryan Grant (3). Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Redskins Draft - Will Grant and Seastrunk have an impact?

Round 5, pick #142 – Ryan Grant, WR-  6’0, 199lbs.

I didn’t see WR as a need and you couldn’t say Grant was BPA.  If we were to draft a receiver, I would have liked us to draft one with size to help with our red zone conversions.  Alternatively go for a receiver with burning speed but Grant doesn’t appear to have either of those.

It will be a struggle for him to make the final 53, especially if Leonard Hankerson comes back fit and healthy. Likely practice squad place.  BPA here would probably have been QB AJ McCarron.  But what happened to Daniel McCullers?  The 6’7”, 352lb behemoth from Tennessee was expected to go in rounds 3-4.

Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk (25). Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

He was another one I was keen to see in burgundy and gold.  You have to respect the size and strength of the man even if he needs to work on his fitness and consistency so a fifth round pick would have been a worthwhile price to pay.  But he continued to fall, eventually being picked by the Steelers with the last pick of round six.

Round 6, pick #186 – Lache Seastrunk, RB – 5’9, 201lbs.

With a trade with the Titans, we dropped eight places and selected Baylor’s speedster running back.   Again, running back wasn’t seen as a position of need but Seastrunk was rated much higher by Redskins coaches.  Seastrunk’s strengths are based around his 4.46 speed and quick feet.

But a spotty injury history and being unproven as a receiver and blocker limits my expectations here.  And with Morris, Helu, Royster and Chris Thompson on the roster, he’ll have his work cut out to make the team. Probably another PS candidate.


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