4 Seattle Seahawks players that are absolutely set to explode in 2023

These Seattle players are going to have massively productive seasons and lead the team to great success.
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Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III

I realize Walker has been banged up to begin training camp, but he should be ready to go full-steam by Week 1. And while Walker had a very good rookie season, with the talent that the Seahawks added offensively this offseason and with an offensive line that should be better, especially when it comes to run blocking, he could get to 1,400 yards or more, plus at least 10 touchdowns. The only concern would be if Walker can stay healthy.

In 2022, Walker had 1,050 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns. He added 165 more yards receiving. But he did all that without starting for the first four games of the season (Rashaad Penny was the starter at the beginning of the season prior to being injured), having Week 13 cut short because of an injury, and then missing Week 14. Basically adding at least four games of full-time work to his 2022 statistics, and Walker could be a top-five running back in 2023.

In the last three regular season games of last year, Walker averaged 118 yards rushing per game - he finished the regular season with three straight 100-plus yard rushing games - and 26 carries. He also appeared to get strong as the games went on in the last two games as the Seahawks won their final two to squeak into the playoffs.

Walker, though, will need to work on getting into the end zone more. While he did have 9 rushing touchdowns last year, he didn't have a TD after Week 12 (he did have one in the playoff loss to the 49ers, however). This lack of scoring may have been the way Seattle's offense was designed, or it could be Walker is better in open space than in short-yardage situations. But a year of experience should help him be better and he should get more rest as long as RB2 Zach Chabonnet stays healthy.