3 forgotten Seattle Seahawks that could contribute in 2023

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The Seattle Seahawks have their well-known stars, of course. Even the most passive of NFL fans know who DK Metcalf and Bobby Wagner are. Possibly even Geno Smith, though he just has one season as a full-time starter in Seattle, has a high Q rating. But teams can succeed or fail based on how well the players that are more unknown do.

For instance, in his recent list of most important Legion of Boom members, K.J. Wright had defensive tackle Brandon Mebane at number five, ahead of guys like Wright and Michael Bennett. The reason was Mebane was a leader in the locker room (Wright learned how to study game film from him), even though he wasn't as productive on the field as some others. A team is made up of 53 active players in the NFL and every one of them can be important.

There are many Seahawks on the 2023 roster who might not be as talked about as others. For every DK Metcalf there is a Dareke Young. But that doesn't mean Young can't be a reason Seattle wins a specific game. What follows are three Seattle players who can also play important parts this coming season.

Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas

I am starting to think Dallas is getting paid on a per-carry basis (that's a joke, by the way). But it is odd how consistently the Seahawks have given him the football. In 2020, he had 34 rushes, in 2021 he had 33 and in 2022 he had 34. He also has had 17 receptions in two seasons and 21 in the other. But each year Dallas has rushed the ball, he has been more productive.

Dallas might be thought of as a smaller, quicker runing back, but he really isn't that small. He is 5'10" and 215 pounds. He has the size to have a bigger workload than he has had. And it isn't like he was a late-round draft pick. Seattle chose in the fourth round of the 2020 draft.

Dallas is versatile as he can return kicks and punts. He doesn't truly excel at returns, but he is solid and can take the role full-time if needed. But what Dallas needs is more rushes in relief of Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet. Dallas is probably capable of being a decent RB2, but he should be an excellent RB3 and Seattle just needs to find new and creative ways to use him.