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Saturday, April 28, 2012
Seahawks' new RB an alternative to Lynch

By Mike Sando

RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks could not run their offense last season when a back injury sidelined Marshawn Lynch shortly before kickoff at Cleveland.

The team was determined to find a power back as insurance for Lynch.

Utah State's Robert Turbin, selected 106th overall in the 2012 NFL draft Saturday, becomes the leading candidate to fill that role. Turbin, 5-foot-10 and 222 pounds, has run high 4.4s in the 40-yard dash. He's got massive biceps that jump off the page.

Turbin became the ninth running back selected in this draft and the second one chosen in the fourth round, after Lamar Miller, who went to the Miami Dolphins.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers keep trading back and adding picks, including a couple sixth-rounders in 2013.