Steelers To Host Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk For Pre Draft Visit

The Pittsburgh Steelers will most certainly be drafting a running back in May and Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk is a prospect they certainly are interested in.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Seastrunk said he has a pre draft visit set up with the Steelers.

“I don’t want to put anything out there,” Seastrunk said. “I just want to go in there and play to the best of my ability. You guys want me to say like I’m going to be the best player to ever play in the NFL, huh? I haven’t even (played) in the NFL. I’m just going to earn my job and earn my keep. That’s it.”

Seastrunk, who recently ran in the 4.4 range at his recent Pro Day, rushed for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2013 at Baylor.

According to CBS Sports, Seastrunk is projected to be drafted in either the third or fourth round and is currently their eighth-rated running back.

The Steelers already have visits set up with Arizona cornerback Shaquille Richardson and Michigan State top-rated cornerback Darqueze Dennard.

  • StrengthOfVictory

    With a name like Seastrunk, Steeler fans will have a field day with puns. I must say, I like his quote. Sounds like an all-about-business athlete with a level head. Goodness knows you can never have too few of those.

    Personally, I’d love to see a long-term tandem at RB (Bell plus a draft pick) that can grow/play together for years. Maybe it’s this kid, maybe it’s someone else.

  • cp72

    I think he’s the most underrated back in draft. Was banged up this year but has size and speed. He would be a nice addition.

  • steeltown

    I like the way this kid runs. Not a lot of receptions in college, but I think the potential is there.

  • Will Hammer

    Is that Otis’s kid..

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    Well, I guess I’m in the minority on this one. I really don’t see him as a good fit for the Steelers.

    I love his speed/quickness, but I hate his strength/YAC. We’ve had so many RBs lately who are quick small guys that seem like a good idea when we pick them up “Oh, they’ll be a great change of pace back.” And then they always end up getting hurt or being ineffective against the bigger stronger NFL defenses.

    I would prefer that big back out of Boston College (Andre Williams) who is a pass blocking beast and a short yardage beast and could even fill in as a short term starter if Bell got banged up.

  • Johnny Loose

    running style kind of reminds me of baron batch

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    I will say though, based on Tomlin’s interviews, it seems we may need to move the position of RB up on our mock drafts.

  • harding36

    Seastrunk has made some bold predictions in the past, which is why the quote is interesting.
    This kid was a five star recruit out of high school. He went to USC before transferring to Baylor. He’s got a ton of talent, for sure. I’m not sure he could be a workhorse type back though. I think the 3rd is too high. More of a late fourth, early fifth rounder to me.

  • Superdriller316

    Wow!!!!! WVU’s defense was HORRIBLE!!!!!!

  • steeltown

    He’s 5’9 200+lbs, that’s a good size for RB, he’s not 5’8 180lbs like LSH or Rainey… that said, Id be perfectly fine with A.Williams

  • steelster

    This guy goes down to easy, pass on him.

  • Toddy Bravo

    Our “3rd round” pick is probably going to be a compensatory pick at the end of the 3rd, so it’s basically the same as a high fourth. Personally, I think we go CB and WR in the first two rounds, then RB, D-Line and LB with the next few picks.

  • Ike Evans

    Omg……Andre Williams would be terrible for us…he’s not a compliment to bell at all

  • steeltown

    Keep in mind we are basically in need of 2RBs to backup Bell, barring signing Blount or MJD of course. One guy should be a true backup who can carry the workload if needed and take a pounding and the other guy should be a complimentary change of pace guy IMO

  • wilsonmjw

    As a WVU fan, don’t ever use an offensive players film against WVU’s defense the past 2 years. It gives no indication of that player’s ability.

  • Ike Evans

    OK, my argument is with Andre Williams…. He’s not that good…he’s a name….he ran for alot of yards against sub par talent.,.but when u break the tape down you see a guy who is not explosive, who doesn’t have great vision.who’s not elusive, who can’t catch the ball..whose offensive line opened up lanes that a plane could land on….there are about 16 guys in this draft better then him in my opinion

  • steeltown

    I will admit, the OLine padded much of his production and he doesn’t have any experience as a receiver, but I think he’s a hard runner with good pass protection skills

  • Ike Evans

    There are 2 kids no one talks about but I’ll tell anyone to put their tape on…going to be really good…1 is henry Josey out of missou the other is Tim flanders from Sam Houston state…

  • steeltown

    Josey has some prior injury concern, but yea he’s damn fine athlete and Flanders as a 7th Rder or even undrafted would be a pretty awesome addition, perfect size at 5’9 210lbs tons of potential

  • Ike Evans

    He had a fluke knee injury 3 years ago not all that different from what Spence had…he played this year and ran for 1166 and 16 touchdowns lol its a concern but not really

  • Craig Ressler

    I can tell by the comments that no one really knows a lot about Seastrunk. His running style is a blend between Gio Bernard and L. McCoy. He runs with a low center of gravity and is very explosive and shifty in the open field. I think he would be a great complement to Bell and once he’s on the practice field it would be apparent that this guy is not joke and we need to design plays for him and that he needs to be on the field.

    With that said, I’m not too sure a team will not draft him with the future intent if him being a three down back. He’s not real big but only 21 and his tackle breaking ability and ability to make tacklers miss is some of the best in the RB class. He is raw in some areas, namely pass protection (most ever rookie RB is), and while Baylor doesn’t use their backs much out of the backfield, Seastrunk has shown at the combine and at other times that he has above average hands. I would like what he would offer the Steelers but I almost feeling like he is so talented that he needs go to a place where he won’t be underused.

  • pittsburghjoe

    Would they spend a second round pick on him? Thats where you need to pick him if you like him. He will not be there at the end of the 3rd, assuming they get that comp pick. I think RB’s have been unfairly devalued in the NFL, which makes where the Steelers pick in the 2nd round, an extraordinary value if you want a RB. You can legitimately have a shot at the best available RB. I know they drafted Bell in the 2nd last year, but I think you can make an argument for doing it again..if the best RB is available. I would not mind at all!! Yeah, I know they have other needs. IE..DE that needs addressed. You need splash players and if you can get them in rounds one and two..go for it.

  • blackandgoldBullion

    RB won’t be picked until much later in the draft. Look at the facts. Quality RB’s can’t get a decent contract any more, and almost never get drafted as high as the first round. There is simply less demand. This is great for the Steelers, because they can get them later in the draft, and later in FA. Excellent! The Steelers need to get players on sale.

  • SFIC

    I agree. I believe they will sign a vet RB in FA, then draft a RB in a later round. If they do not sign a vet before the draft, they might look to drafting a RB earlier, but only if there is huge value. If not, they can still sign a vet after the draft as I’m pretty sure there will be a few still around.

  • Rob Dove

    This guy maybe there in the end of the third or early in the fourth. He is the eighth rated running back so if and that is a big if that holds there should be 7 picked ahead of him. It would not be unreasonable to find him in the 4th or later rounds and if you do he could be a real value there.

    1st round we need to take best at what ever position is available in the second we may have the Notre Dame te fall to us. This guy maybe third or fourth.


    Who is Shaquille Richardson? I can’t find anything on him – looking at Drafttek, for instance, he is not listed and the last guy on the CB list is supposed to be the 376th best overall player!!!!
    We either REALLY did our homework, or this guy should be the waterboy!

  • Star I’m with you.. In that offense I would of liked to see more!

    Duke Johnson out of Miami would be the lighting to Bells thunder and he’s great catching the ball!!