Redskins RB Lache Seastrunk: ‘I have no weaknesses’

Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk (25) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Central Florida Knights during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk (25) runs the ball in the second quarter against the Central Florida Knights during the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Lache Seastrunk recently proposed that he can go where no man or woman has gone before: to a land of unblemished perfection. John Kelm at ESPN writes that Seastrunk had quite a bit to say about expectations for his rookie season as a sixth round pick for the Washington Redskins.

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If his words are any indication, it should be an entertaining ride one way or another.

Seastrunk put it bluntly when asked about himself, saying, “I don’t have any weaknesses.”

When asked why he only caught nine passes from Baylor — a potential weakness in his game, Seastrunk deftly deflected that to his quarterback.

“Nothing against [Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty] he wanted the home run ball. Who doesn’t?”

The sixth round pick concluded his interview by discussing his own running style, another source of critique. “They can’t question what I see. They haven’t played the sport before.” Sure, but what about the scouts and GMs who watched your film tape then made those deductions that we media types are now parroting? What about all those guys who passed on you five times over at least? Surely they know something about all that.

Even Seastrunk’s new coach, Jay Gruden, expressed some concerns for the rookie.

“The major reach for him would be picking up blitzes and running routes out of the backfield,” Gruden said. “No knock on him, but it might take him time. He has a long way to go, but he’ll get there.”

The running back piled up 2,189 yards and 18 touchdowns in his time at Baylor so it’s no wonder he’s plenty confident in his own abilities. No one wants their team to draft a guy who isn’t confident, after all.

Still, one has to wonder what kind of effect such a brash rookie will have no what should be a tenuous Washington locker room under new coach Jay Gruden.

Nothing against Gruden, but the Redskins haven’t exactly been a model of stability for the last decade or so. Naturally, we’ll have any further developments on Seastrunk or any other brash Skins as the offseason continues.