Seahawks have a deep and talented running back group
Rashaad Penny, if healthy, is one of the better running backs in the NFL. He proved that over the last five games of 2021. Ken Walker III, once he gets used to the speed of the NFL, has all the ability to be able to run inside the tackles and also outside and has a nose for the end zone. Seattle’s 1-2 punch at running back will be just fine.
But the Seahawks also look to have excellent depth and could go four-deep at running back, if needed. Sure, we have seen what DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer could do in previous seasons. But both looked a lot more explosive against the Steelers than ever before, especially Dallas. Dallas ran through, around and over Steelers defenders.
Dallas has always been a quick running back. I mean, after all, he can return kicks fairly decent and that means he has vision and can cut quickly and then have a burst of speed. But raw power hasn’t always been part of his game. He looked stronger last year than in 2020 but against the Steelers, Dallas looked capable of doing everything a running back is capable of.
Now Seattle’s running backs just need to stay healthy and that has been the issue for the Seahawks for the last…Well, to be honest, I can’t remember the last time they didn’t rely on a third-string running back to start a game during a season in quite some time. But maybe this year, Penny will stay healthy for once, Walker will get a lot of reps but so will Dallas. Seattle can run the ball. Period.