Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster prediction before training camp

An early guess at who is on the Seahawks roster when Week 1 comes around.
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Seahawks running backs (5)

Kenneth Walker III, Zach Charbonnet, DeeJay Dallas, Kenny McIntosh, Nick Bellore

This group seems inked in. Seattle only has one other player listed as a running back on the bloated 90-man roster. I am including Nick Bellore here as well, but he's more of an everyman, of course, who is great on special teams and will play anywhere the team asks. The starter is Walker, obviously, but Charbonnet is going to get a bunch of reps.

I also think that McIntosh supplants Dallas as the third back in the rotation by the middle of the season. McIntosh was undervalued in the 2023 draft and is a true three-down back who can block as well. If he ends up starting a couple of games due to injuries to the players above him on the depth chart, Seattle would still be fine.

Seahawks wide receivers (5)

DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Dee Eskridge, Dareke Young

This group will go as far as the first three players listed here take it. With Eskridge, we don't know if he will be healthy, or productive, or healthy and productive. Even when he has played, he's been bad. Young showed promise in 2022 but in very limited snaps. I can see undrafted Jake Bobo making a run at a roster spot as well.

But if Metcalf, Lockett, and rookie Smith-Njigba stay healthy, they are one of the more dangerous trio of receivers in the NFL. Normally it's tough for rookie receivers to have big years, but Smith-Njigba could be the exception because he is 1) a fantastic player, and 2) will see a lot of one-on-one coverage playing off of Metcalf and Lockett.