2014 NFL Draft: Running Back Prospects You Should Know

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 In this series of articles, I will be picking one position group each week from which I will be choosing four players to evaluate.  There will be three that you’ve probably heard of, and one that you probably haven’t. I am not linking any of these players to the Chiefs. This is merely to introduce you all to the upcoming prospects. Please enjoy and I look forward to reading your comments.

Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Lache Seastrunk – 5’10 210lbs – Baylor University

Seastrunk is having a phenomenal season thus far averaging ten yards per carry through five games. He has a total of 648 yards on 65 attempts with eight touchdowns. Last year Seastrunk managed 7.7 yards per carry for 1,012 yards on 131 attempts with seven touchdowns. He’s already surpassed his touchdown total for last year with half the season still to go. Seastrunk is very fast for his size but given all the highlight runs over the last year and a half, there isn’t one team taking him lightly which makes his success that much more impressive. Baylor’s offense hasn’t slowed down a bit since RGIII left and has been blowing out teams by an average of over 50 points. Seastrunk has had eight consecutive 100 yard plus rushing games so far which leads the nation and just two weeks ago against West Virginia, he had 15 carries for 172 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. He leads the Big 12 with 129.6 yards per game this season. In an era that puts so much emphasis on the passing game, it’s unlikely that Seastrunk will be taken in the top fifteen picks but not impossible. Jamaal Charles was a 3rd round draft choice and where would our team be without him? My guess is that Seastrunk is drafted in the first round, perhaps by Cleveland via their trade from Indianapolis. If you want to watch one of the most prolific offenses with one of the most exciting running backs in the NCAA, be sure to catch a Baylor game. You won’t regret it.

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  • micah stephenson

    Have you did the QBs yet? You shud b do n the QBs everyday. 1st priority shud b QB. We need to trade our 1st, 3rd, next yrs 1st to move up and get a QB.

    • DTVTechGuy

      Broken Record.

      AS is the immediate future and despite what flaws people see in his game… CD is a football player… He won games… I watched a lot of Mizzou football and he just found ways to win… He’s highly thought of in NFL circles.

      Besides…. It’s not going to happen… We’re not going to draft a QB…

      • Jeff Grasser Jr

        Bray is working his way up too…He may just surpass CD

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      Yes, I have done QBs. I’ve done QBs, centers, guards, tackles, tight ends, WRs, and RBs…I finally get to start on my favorite side of the ball…DEFENSE!

  • chief4ever

    Unfortunately : we will probably looking for an OT again early with picks 1 or 2…actually kind of depressing because Jamaal could sure use someone to give him some help in the next 3-4 years. Go Chiefs !

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      I think you’re right and we will be going OT 1st round…If the best guard in the draft falls to us, I think we’ll take him…Cyril Richardson is really good and has played LT as well…James Hurst plays tackle right now but could translate to an interior lineman in the NFL

      • tm1946

        Or…..we could take the best athlete that fills a need. OT, OL, RB, WR….The current draftees are not knocking anyone’s socks off. Does not seem to be an impact guy in the bunch.
        Fun to argue about favorites, person or position but Dorsey and his scouts need this one to be a homerun.

        • Jeff Grasser Jr

          According to Dorsey, he takes the best player available regardless of needs but I think that’s what they all say…I trust Dorsey to make a good pick…This years draft is way deeper than last years…just figures that the one year we have the #1 overall pick, we get stuck with a stinker of a draft

      • chief4ever

        Jeff: I like your articles about all the top draft options by position. For myself, I always have a favorite by Feb 1st( I’m usually wrong -except for Justin Houston and Eric Berry – I wanted Glenn Dorsey for example) but I will trust Dorsey. His judgement on FA’s and post draft has been very good. Hopefully he will hit on the draft 2014 also. Go Chiefs!

        • Jeff Grasser Jr

          I have full faith in Dorsey…In Dorsey We Trust! He’ll do what’s best for the team…We all have favorites though…2012 I wanted Kuechley sooooo bad…I think we would have got him too, if he wasn’t taken already…

  • ArrowFan

    RB should never be above a round 2 or 3 any way. Unless there is an Adrian Peterson type available.

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      In this day and age, I agree with you 100%…Browns reached way high for Trent Richardson…There hasn’t been anyone close to AP since AP

  • Steeleman

    You mentioned it in one of these – I think pass blocking is a major asset with RBs in today’s NFL. If you can find a RB that can pass block and has break away speed with good vision, it’s up to the OL after that. I hate that today’s game has gone away from the run. There is something special about watching a dive up the middle break away for an 80 yard touchdown – more teamwork is involved. RBs seal the deal in the 4Q and should be more valued.

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