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Rookie Watch: Recently-Added RB Seastrunk Trying To Catch Up Quick

(Editor's Note: With the offseason practices now complete, the Cowboys will take some downtime before departing for training camp on July 28. Until then, let's focus on some of the more unknown rookies on this team, fighting for a roster spot. Today's featured player is running back Lache Seastrunk

Name: Lache Seastrunk
Position: Running Back
College: Baylor
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 200

Acquired: Free Agent

Collegiate Career:Although he left after his junior season and only played two seasons at Baylor, Seastrunk left his mark in school history as one of Baylor's top rushers. He ranks eighth in career rushing yards (2,189) and his 12 100-yard rushing games in second in school history, including a Baylor record eight straight over the last four games of 2012 and the first four of 2013. As a sophomore in 2012, Seastrunk set a single-season school record with a 7.73 yard average per carry.[embeddedad0]

Did You Know?Seastrunk began his collegiate career at Oregon, and was a sixth-round pick of the Redskins in 2013.

2015 Outlook:When it comes to athleticism, Seastrunk might have the most of any of the backs on this roster, including Lance Dunbar and Darren McFadden. Obviously, he's behind the rest of the pack in terms of playbook knowledge, having joined the team in the middle of OTA practices. He's got practice-squad eligibility so that's a possibility for him. And he would be a good scout-team player because he's got speed and agility that can simulate some of the opponents on the schedule. Making the team isn't out of the question but considering all of the backs ahead of him are fighting for reps and carries, he might not get a ton of chances, even in the preseason. He does have some kickoff return experience. 

Scout's Take:

  • Shifty runner. Does a nice job of avoiding tacklers.
  • Really good start-stop quickness.
  • Has nice balance to stay on his feet and grab extra yards.
  • Showed toughness on goal-line runs while at Baylor.
  • Will float as a pass protector and not pick up anyone.
  • Would call him a 50-50 catcher.

– Bryan Broaddus

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