Seahawks should make move for this Packers RB that is tumbling down depth chart

Seattle has two high draft picks in the running back room, but adding a veteran might be a wise move.
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The Seattle Seahawks appear set for the foreseeable future at the top of their running back chart. Kenneth Walker III will likely remain RB1 and second-year back Zach Charbonnet will serve as RB2. Both Walker and Charbonnet were second-round draft picks which, in today's NFL, is like being a first-round pick 10 years ago and before.

Unfortunately, over the last several years 12s have watched many running backs get hurt for Seattle. Chris Carson was great for a while but a neck injury ended his career. Rashaad Penny flashed greatness but seemed to never stay healthy for long. Walker hasn't missed lots of time in his career but has not been able to go in two games in each of his first two seasons.

In other words, depth is a very valuable thing, especially for running backs. Seattle's current RB3 is likely Kenny McIntosh but McIntosh missed most of his rookie year in 2023 with a leg injury. He might be an excellent pass-catcher and could spell Walker and Charbonnet at times, but there is no guarantee he can stay available. Adding a veteran running back might be the right choice as RB3.

Seahawks should make a move to add running back AJ Dillon

One possible trade target could be the Green Bay Packers' AJ Dillon. He has been in the league for four seasons and is a former second-round selection in 2020. He isn't explosive but is powerfully built and can pick up the dirty yards. He also doesn't turn the ball over. In 597 career careers, he has only fumbled three times.

During his career in Green Bay, Dillon was mostly RB2 behind Aaron Jones. The Packers released Jones this offseason but then immediately signed Josh Jacobs to take his place. Green Bay also drafted MarShawn Lloyd in the third round. This would appear to push Dillon to RB3.

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The Seahawks would not have to give up a high pick to get Dillon. Green Bay might even part with him for a sixth-or-seventh-round choice. (Seattle does not currently have a fifth-round pick in 2025.)

Adding Dillon would give Seattle a running back who has a lot of experience in the league but is only 26 years old. He is entering the final year of his deal but his cap hit is only $1,292,500. Dillon would add great value and fantastic experience to a position group the Seahawks are used to having players get hurt.

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