Seahawks rookie RB Ken Walker is ready to be the lead back
Last week’s devastating leg injury to running back Rashaad Penny that prematurely ended his season put the Seahawks to place their trust in their rookie running back Ken Walker to be their lead back moving forward. The second-round draft pick in this year’s rookie draft did not disappoint the Seahawks in this game. Starting for the very first time in his young career, K9 sparked Seattle’s first offensive drive with impressive runs, capped off with a 34-yard scamper which led to the Seahawks’ first 3 points in the first quarter.
Ken Walker showed his patience in running the ball whilst also showing his elusiveness in avoiding tackles. Ken Walker finished the game with 97 rushing yards with 1 touchdown which allowed us to see why the Seahawks drafted him in the second round this year.
The fourth-quarter rushing touchdown by Ken Walker in which he was able to juke his defender was much needed by the Seahawks as their special team allowed the Cardinals to inch closer with a defensive touchdown when they were able to block the punt on their own endzone.
Now that Walker is entrenched in the backfield, Pete Carrol can now utilize him in his running schemes. This will greatly help Geno Smith move the offense more efficiently as the team tries to stop Ken Walker.