So what should the Seahawks front office do instead?
With Seattle still owning their 2022 2nd and 3rd round picks, I think the solution could be in the draft. I know that running back is not our only issue that could be solved with this year’s draft, but I also feel the running back talent is enough to spend our 2nd or 3rd rounder on.
And, with Seattle being 6-10 going into the final game of the season against Arizona, Seattle’s 2nd and 3rd round picks are going to be early in those rounds, possibly in the 5-10 range of that specific round.
The four running backs that are worth taking with either of these picks are Kenneth Walker III from Michigan State, Breece Hall from Iowa State, Isaiah Spiller from Texas A&M, and Kyren Williams from Notre Dame. All four of these backs have different styles, and I think the best style-fits for Seattle are Walker III or Hall, but Spiller and Williams are also great backs that would step in and produce.
I’ve seen anywhere from late 1st round to early 3rd round projections on many mock drafts for these 4 backs, so they are all in play for the Seahawks. In my opinion, if Walker III slips to Seattle in the early second, that would be the no-brainer. But, if he goes late first, we should go elsewhere with our 2nd round pick, because one of the other 3 backs will most likely fall to us in the early 3rd.
I feel as if all four of these backs would be in a great position to come into Seattle for the Rashaad Penny role and back up Chris Carson, and they all are talented enough to step into a lead back role when Carson inevitably goes down for his unfortunate yearly injury.