Could we see the debut of DeeJay Dallas this week with the Seahawks?
The Seattle Seahawks saw their running back Chris Carson go down with an injury after Dallas Cowboys’ defensive tackle performed a gator roll at the end of a play. While the news turned out better than anticipated for the Seahawks, Carson is still expected to miss a short amount of time as he recovers from his sprained knee.
While the Seahawks are loaded at the running back position even with Carson out and former first rounder Rashaad Penny on the Physically Unable to Participate list, could we see the debut of 2020 NFL Draft fourth round pick DeeJay Dallas? What a debut it would be for Dallas to make his debut in Miami, where he played his college ball as the Seahawks could be looking for another physical running back in Carson’s absence.
Looking at the RB depth for the Seahawks
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With Carson out, it is likely that journeyman veteran running back Carlos Hyde will get the start in the backfield. However throughout his career, Hyde has struggled to even average four yards per carry, and there is little reason to think it will improve as his career progresses.
With Penny still out, this leaves another University of Miami running back Travis Homer as the next man up. More of a third down back, Homer is known for his hands and ability to make men miss in the open field. He could see an uptick in carries this weekend, but this may not play to the advantage of the Seahawks.
Where DeeJay Dallas fits in with Seattle on Sunday
Known for his physicality and athleticism, Dallas fits the mold of a Seattle running back. He can make the play in the open field, he has fantastic hands as he spent time at wide receiver as well, and excels in pass protection when he is asked to stay in and block. With the cost of a fourth round pick, Dallas may turn out to be a great value pick for Seattle.
While his role and time with the Seahawks is more propped up for the future than in 2020, Dallas has the opportunity to prove he belongs on the field as a rookie should he see himself active on Sunday. With Carson out, Dallas has the opportunity to step up for Seattle in a massive way as they look to move to 4-0 on the season.