Player two: Melvin Gordon, RB
There aren’t many players who fit the Seahawks style better than Melvin Gordon. This becomes especially true if Chris Carson’s career is indeed over.
Gordon is a bruiser through and through. He can run between the tackles, around the edge, pass block, and catch passes. He is a complete running back.
This is a perfect plug-and-play individual. If the Seahawks want to rely on the running game more, Gordon can do it all. He is also incredibly durable. A department that the Seahawks have not had a lot of luck in recently.
Dream scenario: Sign Gordon and draft a complimentary back in the mid-rounds ( round 3-5). This will be a running back by committee (late-round steal could be the speedy pass-catching back Max Borgi from Washington State).
The alternative is re-signing Rashaad Penny, hoping his health stays good, and drafting a bruiser to compliment his style. There are quite a few bruising running backs in this draft (Dameon Peirce or Zamir White would be ideal in rounds 3-4).
Suggested contract: 2 years, $10.5 million