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The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein has heard a wide range of opinions on Baylor G Cyril Richardson from a number of NFL coaches.

Zierlein notes those opinions range from late first-round to the sixth-round. Late first-round is, in a word, crazy talk. Richardson is best in a straight-line and gets far too narrow, leading to losses when losing balance versus a strong punch or counter moves. This is why the draft process is so difficult to project: variance in opinions.
Apr 7 - 9:57 AM

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk is visiting the Steelers on Tuesday.

Beat writer Gerry Dulac says Seastrunk is high on the team's list at running back, which is not surprising since they lack a ball carrier with his speed from the backfield. Le'Veon Bell is a good receiver for his size, and the Steelers just signed a battering ram in LeGarrette Blount, but Seastrunk would add speed out in space.
Apr 1 - 2:07 PM

Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty and senior WR Antwan Goodley have a goal of being the "best quarterback-receiver duo in the nation."

Any gains that either of these players makes over the offseason will test the resolve of Big 12 defensive coordinators, as Petty put up 4,200 yards and 32 TDs last year and Goodley collected 71 receptions for 1,339 yards with 13 touchdowns. "We have to prove last year wasn’t a fluke," Petty said. "For us it’s ‘Ok, we were the best in the Big 12, why not the best in the nation?’ The encore is to be the best quarterback-receiver duo in the nation and lead Baylor to a Big 12 championship for a second time and get into the playoff and win a national championship."
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 8:15 PM

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk told reporters he has visits scheduled with the Bills and Steelers.

The two teams are interesting landing spots, as the Bills seem to currently have a long jam at the position, but love to deploy plenty of speed on offense. The Steelers just drafted their bell cow in Le'Veon Bell, but they are looking for a complementary piece. Seastrunk needs to continue to improve his vision in trash and tight situations.
Mar 24 - 11:52 AM

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk has visits scheduled with the Steelers and the Bills.

Seastrunk collected 2,189 yards and 18 touchdowns over his two-year Baylor career. The media tried to bait him into giving one of his bold predictions -- Seastrunk famously predicted he'd win the Heisman Trophy in 2013 -- but this time, the Bears star wasn't having it. "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."
Mar 23 - 8:36 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell says Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk is his favorite "supplemental" back in this draft.

While not a franchise back capable of playing all three downs, the Bears' star has "short area burst, he's quick through the hole, he's got some explosive traits to him, he can get to the perimeter, he can bounce, he's a shifty back," according to Cosell. The NFL team that selects Seastrunk will likely determine how his career plays out. He will fit like a glove in a spread system that uses its backs as receivers.
Mar 20 - 1:46 PM

Baylor junior LB Bryce Hager (abdominal tear and adductor tear) will miss spring practice.

Bears defensive coordinator Phil Bennett confirmed the news. Hager suffered a groin injury in October against Kansas State. He toughed it out for a few games, but ended up missing the last four games of the season. Hager is expected to be fully healthy for summer camp beginning in August.
Mar 2 - 11:58 PM

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk ran an official 4.51 second forty time and his 11-foot-2 broad jump was the sixth-longest at the NFL's Scouting Combine since 2006.

Scouts use the broad jump to gauge a running back's lower-body strength and potential explosion on the field, so Seastrunk's showing here was extremely encouraging. As if there were any more questions, the former Bears' star led all running backs at the combine with a 41 1/2-inch vertical jump. Seastrunk will fit in well with a team that spreads it out offensively and uses its backs in the passing game (though Baylor rarely deployed Seastrunk as a receiver, it should be noted). He isn't being discussed with as much enthusiasm as he deserves, as many evaluators prefer a bigger back such as Carlos Hyde or Jeremy Hill and don't see a Top-5 RB.
Feb 23 - 6:59 PM

Baylor G Cyril Richardson ran an official 5.36-second 40-yard dash at the combine on Saturday.

Richardson's broad jump was 7'7", he did 25 reps on the bench and he posted two separate times of 1.82 seconds in the 10-yard split. The mauler was expected to show a stiff frame in workouts, and he did. He's a straight-line blocker who doesn't have great balance but can drive lineman into linebackers in the run game. Expect him to go in the middle rounds to a team that still favors a bruising ground game.
Feb 22 - 4:09 PM

The NCAA Football Rules Committee recommended offenses can't snap the ball with more than 29 seconds on the play clock, allowing defenses a window to make substitutions.

This would not impact the final two minutes of each half. If the ball is snapped before 10 seconds has run off the play clock, a 5-yard penalty will be assessed. We are not sure if this recommendation will come into fruition, since it could considerably limit faster paced offenses. Tempo prevents defenses from changing their personnel. This is being framed as a safety issue, but if that is the case why doesn't the committee view Alabama's style a safety concern, since they might run "power" 30 times a game?
Source: NCAA
Feb 13 - 8:29 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler does not consider Baylor's Lache Seastrunk to be a top-7 RB in the class.

"Seastrunk can be a blur (with) the ball in his hands but needs space and is unproven as a receiver and blocker," Brugler writes. Seastrunk does not break tackles in a similar fashion as Carlos Hyde or Jeremy Hill, but we think the Baylor ball carrier is slippery to beat the first defender. Pass protection and receiving ability is a big question, however.
Feb 7 - 12:43 PM

Former NFL exec Greg Gabriel believes Baylor G Cyril Richardson has talent, but he must lose weight in order to reach that potential.

"If he can get his weight down to about 320, he has a chance to be a starter in the NFL," Gabriel writes. "Right now, I see him as a mid-round pick." Richardson was asked to be a straight-line blocker at Baylor, but we think he struggles mightily when forced to move laterally or mirror counter moves. He lacks balance and loses once twisted after engaging.
Feb 3 - 10:36 AM

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk won the Obstacle Course competition at Tuesday's All-Star Football Challenge.

With a winning time of 27.48 seconds, Seastrunk bested Alabama LB CJ Mosley (28.03) and BYU LB Kyle Van Noy (28.92). If you know anything about Seastrunk's agility, you know that his win over a pair of linebackers is no surprise. He's been doing that his whole career. The slippery back would fit best in a spread attack that employs its backs as vital cogs in the passing game.
Jan 29 - 8:17 PM

Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk broke as many tackles per rushing attempt as Carlos Hyde and Jeremy Hill, according to Greg Peshek.

Peshek adds Seastrunk is a "slippery back." Hill and Hyde are both widely viewed as backs who consistently break first contact, and we would give the latter the edge in the regard, but Seastrunk likely avoids tackles in a somewhat different way. The Baylor back only recorded nine catches during his time at Baylor, which will be a major question during the draft process.
Jan 28 - 1:39 PM

Baylor junior RB Lache Seastrunk will enter the NFL draft, according to Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin.

"Playing in the NFL has been a lifelong dream of mine, and I'm fully prepared to take the next step toward realizing that goal," Seastrunk said in a prepared statement. The running back accounted for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He has great long speed when getting to the edge, but Seastrunk has improved his vision in trash.
Jan 6 - 1:23 PM


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