Player 1: Mike Davis, RB
When Christian McCaffrey went down with an injury, no one expected much out of the Panthers running back room. They had a slew of career backups and unknowns slotted behind him. What they didn’t know, a player was soon to break out.
Mike Davis finished the year with 165 carriers for 642 yards and 6 touchdowns. Best of it, he showed his chops in the passing game as well. He finished the season with 59 catches for another 373 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Davis averaged 2.7 yards after contact. He also had a broken tackle rate of 18.8%. Both of these ranked in the top 10 last year. If we averaged out the last two years, Mike Davis has the second-highest missed tackle rate per touch behind only Nick Chubb at 27%.
Seattle has a lot of young and unproven entities. I really wanted Seattle to go after a young back that has potential. A player like Marlon Mack or Mike Boone. However, the more I think about it, the more I think they will go with a savvy vet here.
Mike Davis would be a perfect number two back. Dependable, a scheme fit and he already possesses familiarity with the organization (2017-2018). An easy choice for an addition to the running back room.
Also, I expect Seattle will be heavy on the running back by committee approach as opposed to a bell-cow back.
Projected contract: 2 years, $5 million.