The Seattle Seahawks used their final selection in the 2017 NFL Draft to select former Oklahoma State running back Chris Carson in the seventh round. Despite missing for games, due to a broken thumb, Carson still rushed for a team-high 559 yards, and nine touchdowns, in 2016. He was the only running back the Seahawks selected in the draft but it is a position they are fairly deep at with third-year man Thomas Rawls leading the pack.
Carson joined Oklahoma State, after two seasons in JUCO, as a junior in 2015. He was the Cowboys’ leading rusher in each of the last two seasons, helping the Pokes to a combined 20-6 record during that time.
“I’m a physical runner, I like to break tackles, get hard yards,” Carson said in a draft weekend interview. “I just like to make people miss and I’m not afraid of contact.”
The Seahawks went 10-5-1 in 2016 to win the NFC West. After advancing to the playoffs they eliminated Detroit before getting bounced by NFC the Champions Atlanta Falcons.