Projecting the roster

Logo -- PreseasonWith the preseason halfway over and the one big cut down to 53 a week from Saturday, we’re starting to see the 2017 Seahawks come together. Here’s how we see it:

 

QUARTERBACK
Keep: 2
Lock: Russell Wilson
In the hunt: Trevone Boykin, Austin Davis
How we see it: Despite his seeming lack of progress, Boykin appears set to reclaim the No. 2 spot. He is still slow to diagnose, leading to pressures, and often inaccurate. But Davis is no better, and Boykin — a poor man’s Wilson — has the athleticism to make up for what he lacks in mental acuity.

RUNNING BACK
Keep: 5
Locks: Thomas Rawls, Eddie Lacy, Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise, Marcel Reece
Long shots: Mike Davis, Alex Collins, Tre Madden
How we see it: It wouldn’t be a surprise if Carson ended up as the starter at some point, especially if Rawls cannot stay healthy. Prosise keeps coming up with one ailment after another (a groin this time). The team definitely will not — and should not — give up on a third-round pick after one year. But Prosise needs to figure out how to avoid nagging injuries that keep him off the field. Davis seemingly has passed Collins, who fumbled vs. the Vikings, but that would matter only if the Hawks kept five tailbacks. Reece is a great veteran to have at fullback.

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