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.