Seattle Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks

With the 144th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Miami RB DeeJay Dallas.

Seattle was in the market for running back depth with Chris Carson coming off a hip injury and Rashaad Penny (knee) not expected to be ready for the start of the 2020 seaon. Dallas posted 693 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in 2019 for the Hurricanes. He's got dual-threat capabilities and added two more scores as a receiver last season. Seattle could also tap into Dallas' experience as a punt and kick returner as well.

Dallas was a high school quarterback and came to Miami to play receiver before being transitioned to running back in 2017.

"The production is modest and the instincts are a work in progress, but there are flashes of run-lane feel and downhill smoothness that could be a sign of future development," Lance Zierlein wrote in his scouting report of Dallas. "He has size, speed and a surprising amount of pop as a finisher. His contact balance makes him hard to bring down through contact, but he needs to improve his open-field wiggle."

Dallas has plenty of upside for a Day 3 pick, and he'll compete with former college teammate Travis Homer for playing time behind Chris Carson immediately.