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Doug Baldwin: C.J. Prosise could be the next Arian Foster or Matt Forte

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The Seattle Seahawks began the season with their backfield consisting of Thomas Rawls, Christine Michael, and C.J. Prosise, but that has since all changed. 

Michael was cut by the Seahawks earlier this week because he was no longer needed by the team as Rawls is returning from injury. He looks like he will be able to play this weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he is expected to receive a lot of work.

Which leaves Prosise, who has been deemed by wide receiver Doug Baldwin to be the next Arian Foster or Matt Forte.

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He said according to ESPN: "He reminds me a little bit of Arian Foster, just with his ability to make plays outside of the box and in the passing game. Similar to Matt Forte as well. But he's also a very aggressive runner. So he's got a lot of talents to him."

That's quite the compliment when you consider the rookie has only played in five games and has only started in one of those, which was last week against the New England Patriots.

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With these kinds of comparisons, it looks like a promising future for the Seahawks backfield, especially if Rawls is able to return to the form which we saw in 2015. It could be quite a competition between the two.

The reason why Baldwin thinks Prosise could match up to the likes of Forte and Foster in the future is because of his mismatch ability against linebackers.

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He said: "That's huge for us because it adds another element that defenses have to account for. And when you add that to it, it opens more things up for myself, for Jimmy [Graham], for Jermaine [Kearse] and Tyler [Lockett] and Paul Richardson. And it's going to be very hard for defenses to stop us if you add that element to it."

When you add quarterback Russell Wilson into the mix as well, the Seahawks offense becomes very threatening for the first time since Marshawn Lynch retired. It's no wonder the team was so willing to let Michael go. They already have a very dangerous back that can do it all and is only in his rookie year.

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