Last season they appeared desperately in need of someone to fill that role and after last night, it looks like Penny could definitely be that player.
The Seattle Seahawks certainly turned heads by making an unexpected pick in the first round of the NFL Draft, Rashaad Penny. And Penny wasn't even the best running back on the board, " Steven Ruiz writes.
That's no guarantee of anything as a pro, because there are no guarantees in this enterprise.
However, the primary issue to a lack of significant movement toward working out a trade has been the high asking price that the Seahawks have placed on Thomas.
Pete Carroll just got another tool to offer balance to a team in transition. "This guy is right there". His measurements are nearly identical to former Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch. He was the second of three running backs to go in the first round this year, slotting in 25 picks behind second overall pick Saquon Barkley and four spots ahead of Georgia's Sony Michel. During that season Dissly caught 55 passes for 917 yards and 11 touchdowns. "That makes such a difference when defending him".
Watching the draft along with his family and friends, Penny broke down when he received the call that he'd be heading to Seattle. Penny led the FBS in rushing yardage, finishing the season with 2248 yards and 23 touchdowns on the ground.
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Penny was a first-team Associated Press All-America selection and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
His reaction to receiving "the call" from the Seahawks is priceless.
"It's unbelievable. It wasn't a flawless story by any means, but I'm really glad the way it worked out", Dissly said of his position change. I started to realize they don't mean anything. It don't matter what the projections say.
It is the first time the Seahawks have taken a player from UW in the draft since they drafted tight end Jerramy Stevens in 2002, according to Condotta. La Canfora has previously reported they wanted a first- and third-round pick. It's worth mentioning that the Green Bay Packers got an A grade for their selection of Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander as the No. 18 pick. I've never experienced that. "He acted like it wasn't that big of a deal".
That marks a departure from Lynch, who was an anti-authority figure that the players loved and the coaches often resented, but had to tolerate. The Seahawks were in no position to accept another knucklehead. That's a lot of experience to give up in one offseason. His credentials are significant and he enters the National Football League without having a heavy load of carries in college, which helped separate Penny from some other running back options.
As to whether he can follow closely in the steps of the Beast, that likely will await a further report on the quality of his crotch-grab.