Midseason awards for the surprising Seattle Seahawks

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Seahawks Rookie of the Year – Kenneth Walker III

This award was honestly the hardest one. It seems as if the Seattle Seahawks have hit on multiple of their draft picks. The two young rookie tackles in Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas have been great up front. They are a part of a rebuilding offensive line that has attributed to the success of Geno Smith and this offense.

LB Boye Mafe has shown flashes of his potential and has done a good job in setting the edge for what was once a struggling defense. In the backend, the two cornerbacks, Tariq Woolen and Coby Bryant are absolute ballers! Tariq Woolen leads all rookie cornerbacks in interceptions and is tied for 2nd most in the NFL with 4. Coby Bryant leads the league in forced fumbles with 4.

Perhaps, the most impressive of them has been HB Kenneth Walker III. He has burst onto the scene and made some big plays for this Seahawks offense. We all know Pete Carroll loves to run the football and it seems he found himself a perfect fit in Kenneth Walker. What I have loved about him thus far has been his closing ability. No one in the NFL has more fourth quarter touchdowns than Kenny Walker.

He makes this Seahawks offense more dynamic. Teams need to worry about the explosive home run play every time the ball touches his hand. We have seen him display great recognition and awareness as he has had two really nice touchdown runs when he cuts back to the opposite side of the way he’s supposed to go. We have seen him hit the explosive plays as such in Los Angeles against the Chargers. And, we have seen him lower his shoulder and deliver a blow to an opposing LB.

This kid can do it and I am confident he will end up as the actual rookie of the year when it’s all said and done.