The Washington Redskins rookie mini-camp gets underway later on this week and one player who won't have to worry about his contract status is running back Lache Seastrunk. The team signed sixth round draft pick to a four-year, $2.33 million dollar contract with a $110,500 signing bonus.
In two seasons at Baylor, Seastrunk rushed for 2,189 yards and 16 touchdowns, while maintaining 7.6 yards-per-carry.
Washington has been searching for a change of pace back to help take the pressure off of Pro-Bowl running back Alfred Morris for the past two seasons. The Redskins expected Roy Helu Jr. to fill that role but the former Nebraska player has been largely ineffective and injury-prone. General manager Bruce Allen dipped in to the later rounds of the draft, selecting Seastrunk, where the team has been successful in the past, landing Morris in the sixth round in 2012.
Seastrunk doesn't have the pass-catching ability the Redskins wanted out of their change-of-pace back but is a speedster and is a threat to score anytime the football is in his hands. Seastrunk will compete with the aforementioned Helu Jr., Evan Roster, last year's draft pick Chris Thompson and undrafted free agent Silas Redd for a spot in the running back rotation.Tags: Baylor, draft, Football, Lache Seastrunk, NFL, Roy Helu Jr., Washington, Washington Redskins