|Offense||4th||141.8 (3rd)||236.9 (20th)|
|Defense||2nd||81.5 (1st)||210.2 (2nd)|
Coach Pete Carroll strongly suggested that
The Seahawks selected three running backs in the 2016 NFL Draft, including C.J. Prosise (third round) and Alex Collins (fifth). The former fits in as a pass-catching complement to Rawls, whereas the latter will probably just provide depth. The real challenge for Rawls will be recovering from the broken ankle he suffered in Week 14, as he should otherwise have a clear path to the lead-back role. Seahawks GM John Schneider said in mid-April that Rawls should be ready by Week 1.
Boykin heads to Seattle as the only reserve quarterback after long time backup Tarvaris Jackson's contract expired earlier in the offseason. Boykin was an early favorite to win the Heisman Trophy last season with TCU after qualifying as a finalist in 2014. He recorded 3,573 passing yards along with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions even while missing time with an ankle injury in 2015. Boykin is a duel threat quarterback, as he racked up 612 rushing yards and nine touchdowns last season. His ability to move out of the pocket makes him an ideal candidate for Seattle's offense, as he matches Russell Wilson explosive play style.
Madden has signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, the Seattle Times reports.
GM John Schneider relayed that Madden, who checks in at 6-foot, 223 pounds, could be given a chance to see some work as a fullback for the Seahawks, which is probably the USC product's clearest path to a roster spot, considering that the team just drafted running backs Alex Collins and Zac Brooks.
Originally recruited as a safety, Prosise played wide receiver for most of his time at Notre Dame, then switched to running back ahead of his senior season. He ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at 6-0, 220 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine, displaying the desired size-speed combination for three-down running backs in the NFL. The
The Seattle Seahawks selected Brooks in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 247th overall.
Brooks was a backup for the entirety of his Clemson career, but he always held his own when he saw playing time, and he performed well at the Clemson pro day. Still, the fact that he struggled to earn playing time on a team that lacked running back talent between the departure of Andre Ellington and arrival of Wayne Gallman doesn't bode well for his NFL prospects.
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