Robert Turbin: Seahawks Rookie RB Will Shine vs. Cardinals in Week 1

September 5, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rookie running back Robert Turbin is an ideal fit with the Seattle Seahawks.
He also may have been overlooked in the NFL draft like quarterback Russell Wilson was.
That's really all you need to know as the Seahawks face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 on Sunday.
Turbin flashes NFL potential in so many areas that it's hard to see why he fell to the fourth round on draft day. At 222 pounds, he not only has the power to move piles, he has rare speed and athleticism for his size. He ranked ninth in the 40-yard dash among all running backs at the combine, and every player ahead of him was a smaller back.
On top of that, Turbin is an adept receiver out of the backfield, making him useful in various packages.
Given all this, it's no wonder why Turbin racked up a combined 2,813 yards and 32 touchdowns on the ground in his last two seasons at Utah State. It's also not a mystery why he registered 589 yards and nine touchdowns through the air in that span.
But above ...

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