Lache Seastrunk is used to people doubting him.
Growing up, the Temple, Texas, native spent time in special-needs classes. He also witnessed the incarceration of both of his parents. Still, he starred on the gridiron and accepted a scholarship to play running back at Oregon.
“I had a lot of doubters,” Seastrunk says in an original documentary by ThePostGame.
The questioning of Seastrunk didn’t stop then. He left Oregon after one year and transferred closer to home to play at Baylor. How would he adapt to a new conference and a new school? Just fine, it turns out.
Seastrunk had two stellar years at Baylor, rushing for at least 1,000 yards in both 2012 and 2013 and averaging more than 7 yards-per-carry. He was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 2012 and helped lead Baylor to a conference title and a BCS berth in 2013.
Seastrunk, 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, was a track star in high school and is one of the most athletic running backs in the upcoming NFL draft. He is projected to be selected in the top three rounds and one of the first running backs taken.
NFLDraftScout.com analyst Dane Brugler told CBSSports.com that Seastrunk projects as a low-to-the-ground runner with “terrific balance and sharp start/stop action.” Seastrunk’s style has been compared to Giovani Bernard of the Bengals and Ahmad Bradshaw of the Colts.