5. Christine Michael, RB
Sep 22, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Christine Michael (33) rushes against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
2013 Statistics: 79 total yards, 0 TDs
Yes, I’m not blind. I can see Christine Michael’s 2013 stats.
But there are a couple of reasons why Michael is this high on my list
1. He’s an elite handcuff option. If Lynch ever goes down for a significant amount of time, expect Michael’s numbers to shoot through the roof as a result of his touches.
2. Pete Carroll has hinted at a committee running back system, and with Michael’s size-speed combination, he could find him self as a pass-catching third down back.
Most of the guys after Baldwin and Harvin are players that I wouldn’t spend a mid-high draft pick on, but Michael is worth a mid- to late-round flier if he’s available.
Projected stats: 450 yards rushing, 250 yards receving, 30 recs, 5 TDs