3 surprises from the Seattle Seahawks first unofficial depth chart

The team released their unofficial depth chart this week ahead of Seattle's first preseason game of 2023.
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Seahawks surprise No. 3 - Zach Charbonnet is fourth on the running back list

In a slightly weird listing, Charbonnet, who missed some practices in training camp with a bum shoulder but has since come back and looked fantastic, is fourth on the depth chart behind Kenneth Walker III (makes sense), veteran DeeJay Dallas (um...OK...maybe for now), and fellow rookie Kenny McIntosh. McIntosh did look really good in the reps he was picking up when Walker and Charbonnet were missing time with slight injuries, but now McIntosh himself is hurt.

And McIntosh was hurt after the depth chart was produced, too, so it wasn't like he was still participating in practice. The University of Georgia product is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a sprained knee. The hope is that he will be completely ready to go by the time the real games begin because McIntosh is capable of being a three-down back if needed.

Walker is going to be the starter in 2023, of course. He likely won't play in the preseason game versus the Vikings because there is no need for him to play. He knows the offense, especially his blocking assignments, and he proved in 2022 that he can carry the ball 20-plus times a game and be really productive doing so.

The expectation is that once Week 1 rolls around (just a month to go!). Charbonnet will be RB2 behind Walker. If Dallas and McIntosh are both healthy then they should get reps as well. The Seahawks have a young running back room, but the four players expected to make the roster - Walker, Charbonnet, Dallas, and McIntosh - are also pretty talented. They should help Seattle's offense be one of the best units in the league.

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