Lache Seastrunk believes he can give the Washington Redskins a completely different dimension out of the backfield.
The former Baylor Bear was selected in the sixth-round of May's NFL Draft, and while his overall body of work shows that he became the first player in school history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons, it's his speed and big-time playmaking ability that grasped the Redskins attention.
In total, the 5-foot-9, 200-pound running back had five touchdowns of at least 68 yards.
With the No. 186 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Lache Seastrunk of Baylor. Here's a gallery of his collegiate career.
"I think I can just make plays and be electrifying," Seastrunk said. "Thinking about the touchdown is always how I feel."
The rookie admitted, however, that he's been leaning on some of the veteran players and coaches – mainly running backs coach Randy Jordan – for assistance as he learns to be a professional on and off the field.
"He really does help a lot," Seastrunk explained when asked how Jordan, a former player of nine seasons, has been helping him. "This is new to me. I came from the spread offense and now I'm in the West Coast.
"He's been helping me along the way, so I'm humble and very excited to have him working with me."
That assistance from Jordan and the rest of the coaches also includes working with him on catching out of the backfield.
During his senior season, Seastrunk didn't record a single reception.
What's been the single best drill in helping him get ready for a possible pass-catching role and knock off some rust?
Just catching. Over and over again.
"Just catch every day," Seastrunk said. "Just catch passes – it's nothing new. I feel like I have great hands, but I still have a lot to work on, and I still have a lot to learn."
Five W's And One H
Who would win a footrace between you and Robert Griffin III?"I couldn't say. I would feel like if you could have myself and all the fast guys – line us up and see who wins."
What would you be doing right now if you weren't playing football?"If I wasn't here, I would be trying to get on somewhere to play."
Why does your hometown of Temple, Texas, produce so much talent?"It's high school in Texas. Big time. I did well in high school and I did what I had to do."
When did you start growing your hair?(At one point he had long hair, as seen on the right, but cut it shortly before the NFL Draft.)
"I don't even remember to be honest. But it probably got to like my chest."
How does a nap sound right now?(Asked after the morning practice on Saturday.)
"A nap? Oh no, you sleep when you're dead. Got to win today. Got to seize the day."
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?"I see myself like a Ryan Clark or Santana Moss. I want to be able to play as long as I want play and walk away on my own, and not have someone else tell me."