Seattle's depth charts may be fooling you: Seaside Joe 1582
This is similar to comments/discussion from a few days ago regarding position camp battles. Young and Cade Johnson may both be WRs on the roster, and a spot on the 53 is a spot on the 53, but these two aren't really competing with each other. DK is the only guy on the roster with a physical profile similar to Dareke and I don't think DK is gonna be lining up at FB. They didn't try to bring in anyone else like him this offseason, so I'd bet they're still liking what they see from Dareke and his roster spot is already secured.
I agree with other commenters here too, in that it would be fun to see Young get the ball in his hands a bit more this season to keep opposing defenses honest, if nothing else.
My FB template is 6’0/245, a decent receiver out of the backfield, a outstanding blocker, and you could count on him to pick up tough yards? Plus, he had the greatest name for a fullback ever:
On the clip of the run against KC I can't help but wonder what Damien Lewis was doing on that play. Cross might have been a beat slow getting out of his stance but is he really supposed to reach that DT with no help?
I think there are certain plays Dereke workts as the fullback. I think in goal line or 3/4th and very short, give me Dissly or Fant. I know they won't because of injury risk, but DK's the new Marshawn as he's our physical identity.
D Young is my underrated breakout player for '23. With more opportunities he will produce at receiver. He's already made a Special Teams name for himself.
Also, what does John "Prehensile Tail" Gilbert look like in real life?
I don't know what it could be but I feel like the FB position could be re-invented for the modern game, just that no one has done it yet.
Survey: Pete Carroll's Favorite (Sex) Position
Maybe we should call them good " Football players"
Well there was Michael Dean Perry was he a defensive lineman or a fullback. Hmmm….Always liked liked him and he shares my first and middle name. May the 12s be with you and Go Seahawks!
Dareke Young will make the Seahawks as a wide receiver who plays some fullback. Of course this is a guess on my part. Dareke is very smart and he already knows what each player is supposed to do on any given play. My only problem with Dareke last year was not his fault. I don't have the stats but he did line up as a receiver often enough to be given the opportunity to make some catches. He was mostly on the field for his blocking. It got to the point if no one lined up oppisite him on defense it wouldn't matter as he still wouldn't get thrown the ball. This became so obvious to me that it was also obvious to other teams. I think he has the talent and the speed to help as a receiver. I think it was the last two games that he got thrown the ball and he did make the catches. Dareke is a very good special team player and may well take over from Nick Ballore at the end of his reign. From the clips you showed of him playing fullback he made some very physical blocks. I believe the Seahawks think highly of Young and his abilities. He is that movable chess piece. Please throw him the ball 20 times next year as this will force defenses to account for him. If or when this happens it will free up room for our other receivers. Also don't be surprised if he scores a couple of touchdowns as a receiver or a fullback on screen plays. If you have this physically imposing player with legitimate speed use him !
The NFL is getting more positionless, or at least coaches are valuing good football players that don't specialize in one thing. They are doing what coaches are supposed to, put players in position to succeed, rather than in a position. Young is a good football player, and there is no rule, like in fantasy football, that a team has to have a certain number of players labelled as a particular position. So, the more versatile he is, the better chance he has to be on the team. I do hope we see him out there. He would make a player package less predictable. They could bring in 4 wideouts, but line him up and run against a light front. I do still see them using the TEs or Bellore in the traditional fullback spot for short yardage. Dareke doesn't appear have the beef to smash guys inside. I would love to see him and Bellore listed on the roster as FP (football player)!
Since Mike Rob (6’1”, 245) left, the Seahawks have been using tight ends as H-Backs. Sure, it’s more height than a typical FB, but they bring weight. Not sure PC would go with WRs in that role, unless he sees a benefit of more quickness at the expense of power.