Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas
Maybe DeeJay Dallas isn’t in jeopardy at all if not making the team. But what about if he was RB2 instead of RB3. Travis Homer is also going to make the team but only as RB4 and special teams ace. Dallas, however, showed the ability against the Steelers to be in the rotation of backs who get carries each game.
Last year, Dallas looked just as fast as his rookie year but had definitely bulked up and was able to break tackles when he didn’t seem to be able to do the same as the year before. But against the Steelers, Dallas looked Beast Mode-esque. And this isn’t hyperbole as check out his catch and run that resulted in a touchdown.
Dallas’ production was basically the same in his first two seasons. He had 34 rushes in 2020 and 33 in 2021. He had 54 touches last year, three more than in 2020. He does have an 88.4 percent completion rate when targeted with passes, however, and that means something.
Dallas could be a three-down back in the NFL if needed. He isn’t as talented as Rashaad Penny or Ken Walker but he isn’t that far off. And Dallas proved against Pittsburgh that even if he is the third option in the Seahawks running back rotation in 2022, he needs more touches this year.