Seahawks Trio of Rookie RBs Get Long Look During Minicamp
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When it came time to revamping the depth in the Seattle Seahawks offensive backfield, finding a wide array of options was the priority.
The Seahawks weren't looking for an updated version of Marshawn Lynch when they selected three running backs among their 10 picks in the NFL draft. They were seeking a variety of individual skills that pooled together will create a number of options for Seattle's offense going forward.
The trio of drafted rookies — C.J. Prosise, Alex Collins and Zac Brooks — received plenty of attention during the Seahawks rookie minicamp that wrapped on Sunday largely because of their different styles. Prosise and Brooks both have backgrounds as wide receivers, while Collins fits the mold of a traditional running back.
Combined with Thomas Rawls — the presumptive starter headed into the season — and backup Christine Michael, the Seahawks are flush with a number of young running backs to maintain their priority of being an offense that runs the ball.