Listen to Seattle Sports: Mariners face Astros in series finale


Groz: Seahawks need to address 1 position in particular in the draft

Mar 2, 2020, 11:24 AM

The Seahawks currently have six selections to their name in the 2020 NFL Draft, which is less than two months away. What positions should they be targeting in the draft?

Moore: 5 Seahawks veterans who could be cut before the 2020 season

The big conversation about the Seahawks this offseason has been regarding the pass rush, especially with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and defensive tackle Jarran Reed set to hit free agency. But there’s another position on the other side of the ball that 710 ESPN Seattle’s Dave “The Groz” Grosby says may be even more important to address.

That would be running back, a position that was decimated by injury last in the 2019 season.

Rashaad Penny suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 13, just as he was enjoying the closest thing to sustained success he had seen in his two years as a pro, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said last week that Penny may have to start training camp on the PUP list. A few weeks after Penny’s injury, even more disaster struck for Seattle as lead back Chris Carson (hip) and backup C.J. Prosise (arm) both went down to their own season-ending injuries. As a result, the Seahawks were left with just rookie Travis Homer in their backfield, and they signed Marshawn Lynch out of retirement to complement him for the final week of the regular season and the playoffs.

As Groz points out in his latest Just A Minute video, the Seahawks rely heavily on their run game and can’t afford to go through into another season with any kind of risk of ending up in the same situation. That’s why he hopes Seattle uses the draft to provide help at the position.

Watch the video embedded at the top of this post, and click any of the links below for more Seahawks coverage from

More Seahawks news and analysis

Should Seattle look at bringing Bruce Irvin back?
Moore: Seahawks may need O-line help more than D-line
Clayton: Latest Hawks news after spending time at combine
Moore: Seahawks would be better served signing Armstead over Clowney
Wassell: Seattle needs to coach up Collier, draft another running back

Follow 710 ESPN Seattle’s The Groz on Twitter.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks Devon Witherspoon Julian Love Arizona Cardinals 2023...

Cameron Van Til

ESPN insider: Why Seahawks’ roster is in ‘interesting spot’

"It's kind of an exercise in how you can build a roster in different ways," ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler said of the Seattle Seahawks.

22 hours ago

Seattle Seahawks Uchenna Nwosu Boye Mafe...

Brent Stecker

Bump: Who needs to be Seahawks’ own comeback player of the year

"If he is a comeback player of the year for this team, I like where this defense is going," Michael Bumpus said of a Seattle Seahawks player.

1 day ago

Seattle Seahawks Riq Woolen OTAs 2024...

Stacy Rost

Rost: Ranking Seahawks players who are under the most pressure

Even though expectations may be lower for the Seattle Seahawks under first-year head coach Mike Macdonald, some players have a lot of pressure on them for 2024.

2 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Abraham Lucas...

Brent Stecker

Seahawks place 7 on PUP list prior to training camp

The Seattle Seahawks announced seven players Thursday that have been placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list ahead of training camp next week.

3 days ago

Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald...

Maura Dooley

What NFL insiders say about 3 big Seattle Seahawks questions

Still trying to figure out what the Seattle Seahawks will look like under coach Mike Macdonald? Find out what three NFL insiders have said.

3 days ago

Seattle Seahawks WR UFL Marcus Simms...

Brent Stecker

What are the Seahawks getting in latest wide receiver addition?

The Seattle Seahawks are reportedly adding another standout from the UFL spring football league. Brock Huard details WR Marcus Simms.

4 days ago

Groz: Seahawks need to address 1 position in particular in the draft