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Pick your Seahawks training camp battle winners at 3 key positions

Choose a runner, a catcher, a thrower

not this guy

A lot of the early Seahawks training camp buzz revolves around two drafted rookies in rooms that are already stacked with talent. Also, people are talking about the backup quarterbacks a lot. So that’s exciting on its own merits, yawn.

Chris Carson v. Alex Collins

On one hand, Carson is getting all the right things said about him:

He’s looked pretty good. Really excited about this guy, really got high hopes for him. We’ll see how he does. We might have a really competitive guy at that spot." - Pete Carroll

(source: Seattle Times, 8/3)

On the other hand, Collins has a year of experience, actually did make the team once already, has logged real-life authentic pro snaps, has studied the offense longer, and in limited playing time has produced verifiable highlights. This run might look pedestrian because he doesn’t turn it into six points, but consider the two skills it showcases: burst and decisiveness.

The upcoming preseason usage of each RB will be very illuminating. Of course, will they be playing Carson more to see if he can hack it, or because they already like Collins to make the team regardless? Or will the decision-makers screw with us for a month, then keep both? Or something else entirely?


If the Seahawks decide to keep four RB, and the first three are Rawls, Lacy and Prosise, which one of the two below makes the 53 as the fourth guy?

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  • 58%
    Chris Carson
    (959 votes)
  • 41%
    Alex Collins
    (669 votes)
1628 votes total Vote Now

Sixth wide receiver, if it is six

It would be silly to call any mid-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks a lock to make the cut for Week 1 of the regular season. But for discussion purposes, let’s say the buzz around Amara Darboh is real, let’s the say the rumors he’s getting on the same page as Russell Wilson are true, and put him on the final 53.

Because we’ve already had enough Jermaine Kearse talk to fill two or three offseasons, let’s put him on the final roster, along with Paul Richardson, and ask you to select a sixth WR from the following pile of draftees, returnees, and practice squadees.


If the Seahawks decide to keep six WR, and the first five are Baldwin, Lockett, Kearse, Darboh and Richardson, who makes it from the following?

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  • 5%
    Cyril Grayson
    (97 votes)
  • 7%
    Kenny Lawler
    (138 votes)
  • 73%
    Tanner McEvoy
    (1328 votes)
  • 5%
    David Moore
    (93 votes)
  • 7%
    Kasen Williams
    (142 votes)
1798 votes total Vote Now

Backup quarterback

Not the right time to sign Colin Kaepernick yet. Is Seattle ready to roll with Austin Davis instead of Trevone Boykin, or what? Maybe “what.” This is the Seahawks we’re talking about. Davis doesn’t have a history with the team, Boykin might get into hotter legal water, and it wouldn’t be training camp without the maximum amount of drama.


Which backup QB makes the final 53-man roster?

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  • 42%
    Trevone Boykin
    (764 votes)
  • 18%
    Austin Davis
    (325 votes)
  • 2%
    (52 votes)
  • 36%
    (660 votes)
1801 votes total Vote Now