3 Seattle Seahawks skyrocketing up depth chart before preseason Week 2

With another great showing against the Dallas Cowboys, these Seahawks could cement their roster spots for 2023.
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The preseason can be a tough time to get reads on players. We have seen preseason Hall of Famers like Troymaine Pope and Trevone Boykin pass through Seattle Seahawks training camp over the last decade. Neither player, for whatever reason, made an impact once the regular season began.

Basically, we should temper anything we see right now. That doesn't mean that our eyes completely deceive us, however. Some of the guys either battling to make the roster or move up the depth chart are playing well now and could play well when the real games begin, too.

The Seahawks are going to have tough roster decisions to make. This is especially true for the three guys that follow. But with a great game in preseason Week 2, these players might take another step toward cementing their spot on the team.

Seattle Seahawks running back Bryant Koback

Koback had a few things going against him when he left college after the 2021 season. Mind you, none of his concerns had anything to do with how well he played at the University of Toledo. Koback was very good and in his final year he ran for 1,407 yards on 208 carries and 15 rushing touchdowns. But while Koback had the size to be an NFL back - he is 6-feet and 210 pounds, he didn't run a sub-4.4 40.

But Koback isn't slow, and he showed against the Minnesota Vikings backups that he could dole out some punishment. Koback doesn't mind running with force into a defender, and head coach Pete Carroll probably likes that to some degree. Koback also flashed his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and he ran a wheel route and took off for 32 yards.

With another excellent performance in preseason Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys, Koback is going to force the Seahawks to make a tough decision about the running back room. We can assume that Seattle is going to keep Kenneth Walker III, Zach Charbonnet, Kenny McIntosh, and DeeJay Dallas, but do they keep a fifth running back as well? Seattle might if Koback plays well against the Cowboys and follows that up with another good performance in preseason Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.