3 running backs Seahawks should target in 2023 NFL Draft

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Seahawks target No. 2: Jahmyr Gibbs - Alabama Crimson Tide

Another running back the Seahawks can take this year's rookie draft is Alabama's Jahmyr Gibbs. If the Seahawks do not intend to use a first-rounder on a running back, they can sit back and wait in the second round and take Gibbs. As per reports, Gibbs profiles as a good pass-catching back, which will complement well with Ken Walker.

Drafting a pass-catching running back will significantly benefit the Seahawks to ensure that Ken Walker will always be fresh and that it will lessen the risk of injury. There is no reason to run Walker's mileage way too early into his career, and by taking Gibbs in the second round, it will most certainly guarantee that. Gibbs who caught 103 passes for 1,215 yards in 3 years with Georgia Tech and Alabama is currently ranked second on PFF rankings behind only to Bijan Robinson. Gibbs' pass-catching ability is what the Seahawks might need to form a dynamic tandem in the backfield.

The Seahawks can opt to use either one of their pick 37th or 52nd to take Gibbs. If the Seahawks decide to take Gibbs in the second round, this will mark the second time Seattle takes a rookie running back in two years. It will be unprecedented for the team, but it will be a great investment for them to make.