Running back Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake would be a very good fit in what the new Seahawks offensive game plan should be. He is a tough runner but also has the speed to break off a run at any point. He can also catch the ball and had 50 receptions in 2019 between the Dolphins and Cardinals combined (Drake was traded to the Cardinals in midseason). Seattle fans will remember how Drake ran for 166 yards in a week 16 upset of Seattle.
Drake isn’t as big as Chris Carson or Carlos Hyde but still has decent size at 210 pounds. He can run inside the tackles which is where a lot of designed runs in Shane Waldron’s offense should go. Drake broke 31 tackles in 2020 even though he did not have his best season.
In fact, Drake had a lesser season in 2020 than he did in 2019 and may have one of the worst years of his career. This likely will only suppress Drake’s value on the free agent market and that could help a Seattle team that is tight against the cap.
But throw out Drake’s average yards per rush this season (which still wasn’t terrible at 4.0) and one can see his value as a back that can be part of a rotation. Waldron is likely to go with a group of running backs instead of focus on just one. Drake has averaged 4.5 yards a carry in his career and has scored 18 rushing touchdowns in the last two seasons combined.