Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk: I know I can run faster than 4.3

AP

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk thinks he can run fast at the Scouting Combine. Very fast.

Seastrunk said on FOX Sports 1 that he believes he can run the 40-yard dash in faster than 4.3 seconds, which would likely make him the fastest player at the entire Combine.

“My focal concern is the 40,” Seastrunk said. “I set a goal in my head to run below a 4.3 and that’s my goal to keep striving for. I know I can do it. It’s within reach.”

Since 2006, only four players have run faster than 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Combine: Chris Johnson (4.24 in 2008), Marquise Goodwin (4.27 in 2013), Jacoby Ford (4.28 in 2010) and Demarcus Van Dyke (4.28 in 2011). All four of those players weighed less than 200 pounds at the Combine, and Seastrunk says he can turn heads by running a sub-4.3-second 40-yard dash at 210 pounds.

“There’s not a lot of running backs that’s my size that’s running below a 4.3. That’s outstanding. That’s unreal,” Seastrunk said.

We’ll see soon whether Seastrunk’s 4.3 speed is real.

44 responses to “Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk: I know I can run faster than 4.3

  1. DRC ran a 4.29 in 2009; Devon Hester ran 4.26 in 2006; and Trindon Holliday ran a 4.27 in 2010. They have this thing now called the internet that lets you look stuff up when you’re bored…

  2. That’s outstanding. That’s unreal,” Seastrunk said.

    So humility is coming in a distant 2nd? After that he better run a sub 4.3

  3. Well if he does put up a fast time, it will probably get him drafted sooner. He only needs one team to fall in love with the fastest guy.

  4. Whatever his 40 time is there’s room for him on the Lions if they can trade Joique Bell instead of signing him long-term or taking a wait and see approach with him. The Lions are a team that could use a fresh young RB since the other 3 fresh young RBs under control from last year weren’t apparently good enough to get any chances. We need to do better than this Bush/Bell tandem. Seastrunk is an intriguing prospect and a weapon we could make great use out of.

  5. jpk6044 says:
    Feb 18, 2014 8:18 PM
    DRC ran a 4.29 in 2009; Devon Hester ran 4.26 in 2006; and Trindon Holliday ran a 4.27 in 2010. They have this thing now called the internet that lets you look stuff up when you’re bored…

    Except none of those times are are official times from the combine. You know on the internet, they have this thing called nfl.com/combine/top-performers that let you look up the official combine results over the years.

  6. Funny “strategyexpert” – Bush/Bell were one of the top 5 tandems in football hands down. Their mistake was giving Bush a ton of money when Bell is a VERY similar back. He’s almost as good as Bush for FAR LESS money. Lache is a joke – look at those guys on that list and tell me who, besides CJ, ever became worth a crap? What does running fast in clothes unimpeded have to do with being a RB? Nothing, absolutely nothing.

  7. Seastrunk has nothing to prove about his straight line speed, he has a lot to prove when it comes to getting out of the backfield. The guy dances way too much before hitting the hole.

  8. The value of RBs has changed drastically over the past decade. No longer are the days where you have a workhorse back who can carry the ball 30 times & grab another 5-7 passes in the flats. There are really only 2 guys who you could say are true throwback NFL Running Backs & they are Adrian Peterson & Marshawn Lynch. Even LeSean McCoy, arguably the second best RB behind Peterson, can’t take the beating that comes with being an every down back. With that being said, Lache Seastrunk has the ability to be that guy in this year’s draft. Regardless of his combine numbers he is not going to go anywhere before the mid 2nd round where 10 years ago he could very well be a top 10 pick. A lot of “experts” are high on Ka’deem Carey, Carlos Hyde, Tre Mason, and inexplicably, DeAnthony Thomas. Not to take anything away from those guys – they’re all good backs – but Seastrunk is on another level. Aside from Seastrunk, I believe Carey is the back with the best NFL upside, but he is another that can only take 15-20 touches per game before pulling up lame. Carlos Hyde doesn’t have the breakaway speed to be a difference maker at the next level; Tre Mason was nothing more than a system back at Auburn & he wasn’t even the clear starter until after the Georgia game; and DeAnthony Thomas is Reggie Bush 2.0 – a great highlight reel, blazing speed, but he doesn’t have the body to withstand the beating he will take at the next level. I have watched Seastrunk since he was a 5-star recruit at Oregon. For a few reasons, not the least being his own immaturity, he left Chip Kelly’s program & found himself at Baylor. After proving that his antics were behind him & fighting his way up from the bottom of Baylor’s depth chart, Seastrunk was nothing short of amazing. For those who don’t know, the Big 12 is known for their big, NFL-ready defensive line prospects, namely DT & NT. Seastrunk was able to pound the ball between the tackles against some solid NFL-type defensive linemen, behind a relatively small offensive line. He was also able to get the corners with his blazing speed. Seastrunk is the type of back that could take the ball to the house on any play, while also chewing up 4-5 yards per carry up the middle. This guy is going to be a star & any team that gets him past the first round. Any team that is looking for a back in April – GIANTS – should definitely take a flyer on this kid.

  9. Seastrunk was a bust at Oregon…left the program due to recruiting violations w/ Street Agent. Shane on Oregon, but the DUCKS moved on…. BEWARE!!!!
    All talk & hype….did he Graduate?

  10. I have a question then: If he then runs a 4.39, do teams say ” he was a little slower than i was expecting”.

    this is just a tactical ploy (not saying he cant run that fast, I have no idea) but it seems to me that you would be better to say nothing then run that speed, then talk alot and not run it..

  11. Could see the Vikes drafting him in the 3rd-4th round to fill the Darren Sproles role in Norv’s new offense.

  12. So what, the guy’s trying to sell himself. A bit arrogant, sure, most pro athletes are. Afterall, he’s got all of us thinking the name Seastrunk, right?

  13. Wasn’t the fastest time ever at the combine set just last year by Onterio McCalebb at 4.21 . His follow up was a slow 4.27 .

  14. The value of RBs has changed drastically over the past decade. No longer are the days where you have a workhorse back who can carry the ball 30 times & grab another 5-7 passes in the flats. There are really only 2 guys who you could say are true throwback NFL Running Backs & they are Adrian Peterson & Marshawn Lynch. Even LeSean McCoy, arguably the second best RB behind Peterson, can’t take the beating that comes with being an every down back. With that being said, Lache Seastrunk has the ability to be that guy in this year’s draft. Regardless of his combine numbers he is not going to go anywhere before the mid 2nd round where 10 years ago he could very well be a top 10 pick. A lot of “experts” are high on Ka’deem Carey, Carlos Hyde, Tre Mason, and inexplicably, DeAnthony Thomas. Not to take anything away from those guys – they’re all good backs – but Seastrunk is on another level. Aside from Seastrunk, I believe Carey is the back with the best NFL upside, but he is another that can only take 15-20 touches per game before pulling up lame. Carlos Hyde doesn’t have the breakaway speed to be a difference maker at the next level; Tre Mason was nothing more than a system back at Auburn & he wasn’t even the clear starter until after the Georgia game; and DeAnthony Thomas is Reggie Bush 2.0 – a great highlight reel, blazing speed, but he doesn’t have the body to withstand the beating he will take at the next level. I have watched Seastrunk since he was a 5-star recruit at Oregon. For a few reasons, not the least being his own immaturity, he left Chip Kelly’s program & found himself at Baylor. After proving that his antics were behind him & fighting his way up from the bottom of Baylor’s depth chart, Seastrunk was nothing short of amazing. For those who don’t know, the Big 12 is known for their big, NFL-ready defensive line prospects, namely DT & NT. Seastrunk was able to pound the ball between the tackles against some solid NFL-type defensive linemen, behind a relatively small offensive line. He was also able to get the corners with his blazing speed. Seastrunk is the type of back that could take the ball to the house on any play, while also chewing up 4-5 yards per carry up the middle. This guy is going to be a star & any team that gets him past the first round. Any team that is looking for a back in April – GIANTS – should definitely take a flyer on this kid.

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    that is way too much to even attempt to read…It’s like a 9 page run on sentence.

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