Do we draft a running back now?

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Do we draft a running back now?
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:44 am
  • With Leon being let go I think we may look at a running back in the mid to late rounds this year. Anyone have any ideas who they like in those rounds or who the Seahawks might target?
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:55 am
  • I think we probably will somewhere along the way. Probably not in the first 3 rounds though. A few guys i like, who might be available when we get around to picking RB:

    Johnathon Franklin, UCLA
    Montee Ball, Wisconsin
    Stephen Taylor, Stanford
    Kniles Davis, Arkansas
    Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina.

    Or if we're looking for more of a scat back, 3rd down type:

    Andre Ellington, Clemson
    Kerwyn Williams, Utah St.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:58 am
  • I bet they go more of a scat back type I have heard of Williams from Utah St. is he a punt/kick returner as well? Sorry I don't follow college ball a whole lot any more.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:59 am
  • Well, Harvin plays RB, too. :)

    Seriously, though, this is shaping up to be mostly a BPA type draft, and picking up an RB for developmental purposes is never a bad idea. So, yeah, I could see it.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:28 am
  • I would think so. We only have 4 on the roster right now including Mike Rob.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:53 am
  • I have a weird feeling we're gonna take Lattimore. I just feel Pete would like that kind of thing.

    Taking Kerwyn Williams would be pretty cool though. Match up him and Turbs.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:41 pm
  • Would love Barner. Might just be because he tortured USC for 2 years though
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:34 pm
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:40 pm
  • kenjon barner would be awesome....
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:50 pm
  • purpleworld wrote:kenjon barner would be awesome....


    Kenjon Barner will not break a single tackle, or juke a single defender in his NFL career. He might run past a few but only if there's a nice hole or some open field.

    Great kid though.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:22 pm
  • Go get Chris Polk
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:53 pm
  • JSeahawks wrote:
    purpleworld wrote:kenjon barner would be awesome....


    Kenjon Barner will not break a single tackle, or juke a single defender in his NFL career. He might run past a few but only if there's a nice hole or some open field.

    Great kid though.


    I'd take this guy's speed, quickness, and pass catching ability any day....not asking him to be Lynch and run someone over....it's about adding another dimension to the backfield that we don't currently have!

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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:45 am
  • I would think the Seahawks will either swing big on a potential bell-cow type (Marcus Lattimore, Knile Davis) or go for a player with as much versatility as possible (a RB/FB or a RB/WR/KR). I think Denard Robinson is a very likely target because he'd make an excellent 3rd down back and adds a ton of versatility- he might even develop into a Percy Harvin type receiver with time.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:46 am
  • purpleworld wrote:
    JSeahawks wrote:
    Kenjon Barner will not break a single tackle, or juke a single defender in his NFL career. He might run past a few but only if there's a nice hole or some open field.

    Great kid though.


    I'd take this guy's speed, quickness, and pass catching ability any day....not asking him to be Lynch and run someone over....it's about adding another dimension to the backfield that we don't currently have!


    I agree with you in theory. Just don't think Kenjon is that guy. He's fast running in a straight line. But he's not shifty. He won't make NFL players miss, and in the NFL everybody is fast and you have to be able to either make guys miss, or run over them.

    I agree with Kearly, if we want a scat back, 3rd down type Denard Robinson is a much better option, or Kerwyn Williams.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:41 pm
  • I would love it if they took Knile Davis from Ark if he is there in the later rounds.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:34 pm
  • I like the idea of Lonnie Pryor with the late 4th or early 5th spots. He's a hybrid FB/RB who would be good as a transition from Mike Rob, who is in the last year of his contract and is 30...
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:40 am
  • I like Kerwynn Williams the best myself.

    Versatile type that could learn a lot under Harvin, change of pace from the Lynch/Turbin styles, keep Tate off punt return duty, could end up being our poor man's Harvin, should he ever get injured.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:33 am
  • I'm still on the Lattimore train myself.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:52 am
  • Think of it another way. Last year we had Lynch, Turbin, Washington. Washington averaged LESS THAN 2 carries a game.

    Then you add in M-Rob. IMO you can Bring in another tailback or you can use that extra roster spot (knowing Harvin is your #3 RB) and bring in an extra WR, H-back, or TE. I think the fact that Harvin is our #3 back it gives us a TON of roster flexibility

    For instance last year WE had 12 roster spots with the skill positions.

    3- RB's- Lynch, Turbin, Washington
    1-FB- Robinson
    3- TE's- Miller, McCoy, McGrath/other
    5- WR's- Rice, Tate, Baldwin, Kearse, Butler/Martin/Edwards/ect.

    In 2013 with Harvin you've got more options.

    3- RB's- Lynch, Turbin, Harvin
    1-FB- Robinson
    3-TE's- Miller, McCoy, ???- this one could either be a H-back (Jordan Reed in Draft) or a traditional TE)
    5- WR's- Rice, Tate, Baldwin, S.Williams, Kearse

    This allows you to keep one more developing WR.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:24 am
  • I don't have any names, but the position should be addressed instead of having to rely on Harvin and Turbin to carry the load if Lynch was injured for a game or whatever. I just don't figure Harvin to be the #3 running back in any capacity, regardless of the carries he gets, but more just a way of getting him a few extra touches a game.

    I'd like to see one scat-back type rb with speed who can handle 10-15 carries a game if need be added to the 53-man roster (if only Lamar Miller was in this draft again), and then a big, bruiser type who we can stash on the practice squad and add him to the active roster on games as an injury fill-in.
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Re: Do we draft a running back now?
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:34 am
  • I like Kniles Davis.

    Kerwynn Williams reminds me alot of Leon Washington. He has this deceptive smooth gliding like speed, rather a sharp juke move. It would be nice to have somebody return punts and give Harvin some time to rest.
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