Could former Arkansas running back Alex Collins be the man to replace recently retired Seahawks rusher Marshawn Lynch?
It may be a little early to make that declaration, but the former Razorback is doing his best to make his case.
According to a report from The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta, Collins turned in a very strong performance during a scrimmage at Seahawks camp on Sunday.
Collins caught three passes out of the backfield, including an approximate 50-yard touchdown reception against Seattle’s No. 1 defensive unit. Collins also scored a second touchdown on a 3-yard rush, according to the report.
Collins was a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and will compete with Thomas Rawls and fellow RB rookie C.J. Prosise for playing time with the Seahawks. He posted three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons with the Razorbacks, including a 1,577-yard, 20-touchdown effort last season.
With a nickname like “Beast Mode Jr.,” it’d only be appropriate if he took over for the man that is considered the original “Beast Mode” at running back.