This should be the Seattle Seahawks starting lineup in 2023

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Seahawks running back and receivers

RB1 - Kenneth Walker III

Walker looked fantastic immediately after replacing Rashaad Penny in Week 4 in 2022. Penny suffered another injury, and now he's off to Philadelphia where he is a boom-or-bust player. Penny isn't a bad guy at all; He just gets injured too much. Walker is a smaller back, but hopefully, he'll hold up a lot better.

Walker surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in 2022 even though he didn't start the entire year. He could have ended up with around 1,3000 and 12 touchdowns had he started. He's a home run threat every time gets the ball, but he does need to work on not always looking for that kind of run.

Wide receivers - DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Jaxon Smith-Njigba

There are no doubts that these are the three receivers who will start, barring an injury, of course. Metcalf should have 12 touchdowns or more in 2023 if he reverts back to his career average prior to last year of catching 40 percent of his end zone targets. Lockett is going for his fifth-straight season of 1,000 yards receiving or more, though he might be the receiver most affected by Seattle drafting Smith-Njigba.

Smith-Njigba is a precise route runner with great hands. He's like a slightly faster version of Doug Baldwin. It usually takes rookie receivers a little bit of time to acclimate to the NFL, but Smith-Njigba will get help by getting to play with Metcalf and Lockett so he should see a lot more one-on-one coverage.