RG3 texts Redskins coach to pick Baylor player in draft

Robert Griffin III made sure a player from his alma mater was in the Washington Redskins' decision-making during the draft.

The Washington Redskins are getting more help from one of college football’s most explosive offenses.  

Baylor running back Lache Seastrunk was a sixth-round pick in the NFL Draft by the Redskins and will join quarterback Robert Griffin III in the backfield.

But this was no coincidence.

Griffin made sure Seastrunk was in his team’s decision-making during the draft.

"Yeah, he was texting during the draft," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told Comcast SportsNet. "I was trying to ignore my phone. He’s a big fan of Lache and they’re obviously good friends and has a lot of good things to say about him. So, I know Robert’s happy and we’re happy to have Lache."


Griffin and Seastrunk never played alongside each other at Baylor, but both made big impacts in coach Art Briles’ high-scoring offense. Griffin entered the NFL after winning the Heisman Trophy in 2011, and Seastrunk transferred to Baylor from Oregon the following season.

Seastrunk rushed for 2,189 yards and 18 touchdowns in his two seasons in Waco, Texas.

"Lache has what you can’t coach and that’€™s blazing speed," Gruden said. "A great compliment for Roy (Helu) and Alfred (Morris). He’ll come here and compete, also."

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