With the 144th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks selected Miami Hurricanes running back Deejay Dallas.
Dallas becomes the second Hurricane to be selected in the draft. The Jacksonville Jaguars selected linebacker Shaquille Quarterman at No. 140.
DeeJay (5-foot-10, 217 lbs), took over as RB1 for the Miami Hurricanes after the departure of Travis Homer. Now, he joins Homer in Seattle.
Dallas took it to Twitter to express his excitement. “WE’RE BACKKKKKKKK.”
As a junior, Dallas collected 693 rushing yards (6.0 y/a), 14 receptions, 140 reception yards, and 10 total touchdowns for the Hurricanes in 10 games before dislocating his left elbow against FIU. In an extremely talented running back class, Dallas’s production doesn’t ‘wow’ NFL scouts, but his versatility and ability to fight for extra yards make him a solid 4th-round pick.
“He has size, speed, and a surprising amount of pop as a finisher,” said NFL.com’s Lance Zeirlein.
Dallas is a patient back, who takes his time finding the right and has the read ability to see gaps and go through tight spots, which gives him an advantage over faster players.
For Seattle, it’s not a surprise that they looked to add another RB in the draft. As, Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny recovery from injury, Dallas will have the opportunity to make an impact immediately.