Seahawks running game
Chris Carson believes he and Rashaad Penny can be one of the best running back pavings in the NFL in 2021. Well, Chris, there is work to do, this pair currently sits at 19th on my list.
The top five being
- New Orleans (Kamara & Murray)
- Cleveland (Chubb & Hunt)
- Tennessee (Henry & Evans)
- New England (Harris & Michel)
- Indianapolis (Taylor & Mack)
For the record, this ranking also factors in the strength of the O-line that dies the dirty work in front of these guys. The biggest area dragging the rating of the Seahawks running game down is their red zone production or lack of it. Without this factored in, Carson and Penny would sit eleventh on the list. In terms of red zone production only, they rank 23rd.
So referring to my previous point drafting a run blocking beast at center seems more and more appealing the more I think about it.
Having watched film of the top six prospects at center, which are Rashawn Slater (Northwestern), Trey Hill (Georgia), Landon Dickerson (Alabama), Creed Humphrey (Oklahoma), Alec Lindstrom (Boston College) and Josh Myers (Ohio State). As stated earlier, Slater and Hill are likely to be gone before Seattle gets a chance to pick them.
Of the next four, I believe the best fit for Seattle is probably Josh Myers why I have at pick 143 (end of round four) in my mock draft.
So there is a reasonable chance the Myers will still be there for the Seahawks round four pick at 129. Myers is a physical player and looks a great run blocker in the making. His pass protection could be improved upon with coaching but is not going to be a downgrade from Pocic.
So Josh Myers as a fourth round draft pick could well take Carson, Penny, Dallas and co. to the red zone more frequently, and thus provide the Seahawks with a top ten running game in the NFL.