— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) January 6, 2014
Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is declaring for the NFL Draft according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports. This was an expected move since Seastrunk initially started his career at Oregon as a big recruit and part of a scandal that got the Ducks into some trouble with the NCAA. After his freshman year, Seastrunk opted to return home to Texas and go to school in Waco. After sitting out a season, Seastrunk was a stud running back for the Bears offense the past two seasons.
Seastrunk has a terrific combination of strength, speed and agility, but he is somewhat chaotic in how he runs the football, for better and worse. At times, he will make extremely risky choices with where he runs the football, which can do more harm than good. Nevertheless, he is a powerful runner who plays low to the ground and was the focal point of the Baylor offense. The Bears used power running to open up options on the outside for Bryce Petty and the Baylor passing game.
One of the questions that Seastrunk will have to answer for teams is his ability to catch the football. Baylor just does not throw the ball to their backs much and Seastrunk did not catch a single pass this year. He only has 10 in his career and 5 of them were in one game.