RB DeeJay Dallas
I know, right? Three rookies? And yet, despite the fact that it would be surprising, all three could be starters at some point in 2020. Of the three, DeeJay Dallas seems the most logical despite the plethora of talent in Seattle’s backfield.
Why? It’s obvious, isn’t it?
Right now, the Seahawks’ top two running backs are Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny. Unfortunately, both are coming off season-ending injuries and have yet to prove that they can stay healthy during their young NFL careers. Don’t be surprised if we see more examples of that fragility from both in 2020.
Behind them is Carlos Hyde, who was signed as an insurance policy. While he’s a quality, starting-caliber back, he’s been bouncing around the league the last couple of seasons. Despite solid production, it doesn’t seem as though he’s capable of finding a firm footing no matter where he lands.
After him, it’s anyone’s guess. I wouldn’t be surprised, though, if Dallas managed to earn the No. 4 spot on the roster, edging out 2019 sixth-round pick Travis Homer (who actually started a couple of games as a rookie due to injuries) in the process.
I’m expecting Dallas follows in Homer’s footsteps, stepping into the temporarily starting role as injuries pile up.