Seahawks offensive skill players
Running backs (5)
I am including Nick Bellore on this list as a fullback even though he might play more at linebacker. Bellore is really a special teams ace, however, and that’s why he is on the team.
The starter will be Rashaad Penny. 12s have to hope he picks up where he left off late in the 2021 season. If he does, he could be a Pro Bowler. But if he gets injured often again, the offense will struggle immensely.
The backups will be Ken Walker, who, if healthy, will get the second-most carries, followed by DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer. Dallas has looked excellent in preseason and Homer is one of the best special teams players in the NFL.
Wide receivers (6)
The top two receivers are no doubters, obviously. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are special. In fact, they are so special they might actually make whoever Seattle is starting at quarterback look pretty good at times.
After Metcalf and Lockett, though, there are many unknowns. I have the Seahawks keeping six receivers simply because there are no players that Seattle can rely on. Freddie Swain, rookies Bo Melton and Dareke Young and Dee Eskridge will make the team. Eskridge needs to be much better this season than he was last year, however, or he may not be on the team in 2023. Melton needs to much better at catching the ball and has had several drops in both preseason games so far.
Tight ends (3)
This group is pretty easy. Noah Fant, Will Dissly and Colby Parkinson will earn spots. Fant can catch the ball pretty well (though he needs to be better than he was in preseason game 1) but can’t block too well. Dissly can block like a beast but needs more targets in the passing game. Parkinson can’t block and can’t do much in his career, so far, with the ball when he does catch it.