3 Seattle Seahawks that will shock the world in 2023

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Seahawks surprise No. 2: Running back Kenny McIntosh

Seattle has hit a home run previously when taking a running back in the seventh round. In 2017, the Seahawks chose Chris Carson who ran for over 1,000 yards in both 2018 and 2019. Except for an injury that ended his career, Carson might still be Seattle's lead back. McIntosh likely won't have to have the workload that Carson did, but that doesn't mean he won't be extremely important.

McIntosh is NFL-ready after playing at Georgia. Sometimes a rookie running back is held back by his lack of being able to pass block. That won't be an issue for McIntosh who was well-coached at Georgia and he played against NFL-type talent in the SEC.

McIntosh is also capable of being a three-down back. He caught 43 passes in 2022. In each of the past three seasons, he averaged at least 11.0 yards a reception and that is excellent production as a receiver. But McIntosh has the size - he is 6'1" and 210 pounds - to take the punishment NFL defenders will dish out so McIntosh shouldn't have many problems with his main gig: Carrying the football.

McIntosh is probably RB4 in the Seahawks' 2023 rotation right now. But Seattle has a recent history of having multiple running backs might games at the same time. McIntosh is likely going to get his chance to get important snaps and I think he will perform so well he could show he is worthy of at least being an RB2.