The Seattle Seahawks shored up their running back depth even more in the fifth round of today’s NFL Draft when they took Arkansas power runner Alex Collins with the 171st overall pick.
Collins, a former four-star recruit from the Miami area, broke out last season in wake of an injury to Jonathan Williams. He ran for 1,577 yards and 20 touchdowns on 271 carries and also caught 13 passes for 95 yards.
But just how Collins will fit into Seattle’s offense next season remains to be seen. Thomas Rawls has the starting job locked down and the Seahawks already used a third-round pick on Notre Dame’s C.J. Prosise, who is expected to serve in a third-down back role.
Thus, at least at this point, Collins should serve as depth as well as a short yardage bruiser, as his power style is a rawer version of former Seahawks star runner Marshawn Lynch. Either way, great get by Seattle!
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