Seattle Seahawks: Devontae Booker from Broncos for 6th Round pick
Operating as Denver’s No. 3 running back, Booker has 19 touches (11 carries, eight caches) through the first four games of the season. Rookies Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay have left him in the dust, with only an injury to open up much playing time for the 2016 fourth-round pick.
The Seahawks have been trying to find a consistent running game since Marshawn Lynch retired. Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis have been this year’s committee, but unless something turns with Penny (this year’s first-round pick), no one seems ready to emerge as a workhorse over multiple games. Booker has struggled to emerge himself over two-plus NFL seasons, as the Broncos have always had someone they liked more, so a change of scenery may be what he needs.
Adding another body to the mix may not spark Seattle’s rushing attack. But Pete Carroll has always tried to create a culture of competition, and making a trade for Booker or someone else may light a fire under the incumbents. And if Booker earns a genuine opportunity, he may just run with it. A late-round pick should be worth it for Seahawks to find out.