NFL Seahawks Select SDSU Running Back Rashaad Penny

NFL Seahawks Select SDSU Running Back Rashaad Penny

He joins rare company as just the third running back selected in the first round of the draft in franchise history, along with Curt Warner (No. 3 in 1983) and Shaun Alexander (No. 19 in 2000). He took over as the starting back previous year and wowed as a three-down back.

"I came from a realistic program with a realistic head coach", he said. "I didn't know I was going to go that early".

But for a team whose leading running back previous year had 240 yards, Penny could be a very big deal indeed. The Seahawks made the bold move to trade the No. 18 selection to the Green Bay Packers in order to accrue more draft picks. The site noted that it was surprising when the Seahawks went with a running back, but even more so when it wasn't Derrius Guice. The Aztec star returned seven kickoffs for touchdowns in his college career, and added a 70-yard punt return score last season against Nevada.

Get ready for a busy final day of the National Football League draft for the Seattle Seahawks.

But Seattle finished 23rd out of 32 National Football League teams in rushing yardage in 2017.

"I think they really appreciated the complete player, the complete tight end that I am", Dissly said in a conference call with reporters on Saturday morning.

Penny is expected to compete with Chris Carson for the starting role this upcoming season and also factors to contribute heavily on special teams.

Dissly's fourth-round selection allows him to remain in the state of Washington, joining a Seahawks' club that finished 9-7 last season. As for the Penny pick, Prisco stated that "He's a nice runner, but they have so many other needs and there are better backs". Unable to pass Pumphrey on the depth chart, Penny found his reps returning kickoffs. They won't give him away for nothing, but don't be surprised if Seattle makes another bold splash on Friday night.

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