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Wednesday Round-Up: Chris Carson's 'Throwback Style' Lands Him Near Top Of Running Back Rankings

Pro Football Focus ranked the 32 best running backs in the NFL for 2021, and the Seahawks’ Chris Carson was near the top of the list.


Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Wednesday, July 14 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

PFF: Chris Carson Is A Top-10 Running Back In 2021

When discussions about the NFL's best running backs take place, the usual suspects are always mentioned first -- Derrick Henry, Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook, etc. One name that's often lower down the list is Seahawks RB Chris Carson.

A seventh-round pick in 2017, Carson has consistently outperformed expectations since coming to Seattle. Carson played just four games as a rookie, but he followed that up with back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Last season the Oklahoma State alum played 12 games yet averaged a career-best 4.8 yards per carry.

On Tuesday, Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus ranked the 32 best running backs entering the 2021 season. Carson was No. 8 on the list, ahead of other established stars like Ezekiel Elliott, Josh Jacobs and Joe Mixon, among others.

Here's what Monson wrote about Carson:

"A throwback-style runner who plays, fittingly, in an offense with some throwback tendencies, Chris Carson is one of the hardest-running ball carriers in football. He has broken 136 tackles and averaged over 3.0 yards after contact per carry over the last three seasons."

A look back at some of the best photos of Seahawks running back Chris Carson from the 2020 season.

Russell Wilson Passing Academy To Be Held Saturday

Saturday will mark a historic day as Russell Wilson hosts the 10th annual Russell Wilson Passing Academy. This will mark the second year of the event being held virtually.

All children ages 8 to 17 are welcome to register for the event, which can be done here. Participants will learn various football drills from Jake Heaps, who currently serves as Wilson's QB coach and a 710 ESPN Seattle analyst. Wilson will then break down game footage for the children. The event will also include trivia, different competitions and prizes.

The RWPA is set for Saturday, July 17 at 9 a.m. PT. You can learn more about the details on the event website here.

Social Post Of The Day

Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith is locked in as training camp continues to inch closer:

More From Around The Web reporter John Boyle began his top training camp storylines series with two stories -- one on the pass rush and one on the passing game under Shane Waldron.

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