While the team had Rashaad Penny as their starting RB, an injury to him gives Walker the starting job.
With that opportunity, he’s showing how defenders can’t stop him.
So what statistic is showing how great he’s doing this season?
PFF Shows Walker Makes Half Of His Tacklers Miss Him
Pro Football Focus tweeted a graphic showing how great the Seahawks’ running back is doing this season.
Angry Runs 💥 pic.twitter.com/EjO3Bw58LM
— PFF (@PFF) October 18, 2022
With the title “Angry Runs,” it shows how defenders can’t stop the Seahawks rookie RB.
He’s proving that he’s the real deal, despite people saying he’s all hype.
However, the season is still young for the rookie, as he only has 44 rushing attempts this season.
Kenneth Walker has 22 missed tackles forced on just 44 rushing attempts 🤯
Highest rate in the NFL 👀 pic.twitter.com/4rckFX8GM3
— PFF (@PFF) October 17, 2022
But with him making defenders miss, the Seahawks might have a new starting RB in Walker.
Penny’s Injury Is Walker’s Chance To Dominate The RB Position
Some rookie players rarely get a shot to shine if they aren’t a first or second-round pick.
When rookies get their chance, they have to put everything on the line.
The former Michigan State standout is doing exactly that in Seattle.
In two games Walker has 184 on 29 attempts.
While he dominated on the college level, the injury to Penny puts him in prime position to dominate at the professional level.
His game against the Michigan Wolverines in 2021 put him on a track to domination.
Now he’s got the chance to show he’s a top-tier RB in a league filled with star RBs.