Seattle Seahawks: 3 UDFAs with chance to make final roster
By Lee Vowell
Anthony Jones, running back
There is Chris Carson and then a lot of question marks for the Seahawks at running back in 2020. Rashaad Penny might be good but is likely to start the season on the PUP list. This means the Seahawks have to find a good second option for Carson, especially early in the season. Anthony Jones could find himself in the rotation to spell Carson.
Jones has decent size for a Seahawks running back at 5’11” and 220 pounds. He isn’t amazingly fast but he did start off as a receiver in college so he has some quickness. Seattle likes guys who can do one cut and go; This is Jones. Combined in college he had 418 carries, 187 of them coming as a senior. In 2019, he had 990 total yards and 11 touchdowns.
But Jones has had to overcome quite a bit to try to even get a chance to play for the Seahawks. In 2018, Jones was shot in his back and the bullet came out through his eye. Jones was on a feeding tube for two weeks. Pete Carroll likes players who have a story to tell as he thinks it makes them more motivated players.
With a lack of depth behind Carson to start the season, Seattle is in search of running backs. Jones has decent size and versatility and might just find himself as a third or fourth back with the Seahawks.