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2018 NFL Draft Results: Seattle Seahawks select RB Rashaad Penny in the first round

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The Seattle Seahawks just got one player bigger: They have selected San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny with their first pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Seahawks were originally at pick 18, then moved down in a trade with the Green Bay Packers to wind up at 27. Seattle added a third round pick and swapped a seventh for a sixth in making the move.

They then opted to stay at 27 and select Penny, the second running back off of the board on Thursday, after the New York Giants selected Saquon Barkley at two.

Taking a running back in the first round has been a running controversy here at Field Gulls, and at other places too. But the Seahawks felt they needed to upgrade their running game and apparently Penny is the guy that they think can help them do it.

Penny was NFL Network Mike Mayock’s 38th-ranked player on his Top 100 Big Board.

All the Seahawks picks:

27. Rashaad Penny, RB, San Diego State

Selection announcement

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79. Rasheem Green, DL, USC

Selection announcement

Twitter Reacts

Rasheem Green highlight reel

How will Rasheem Green fit on the Seahawks?

120. Will Dissly, TE, Washington

Selection announcement

How does Dissly fit on the Seahawks?

141. Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCB

Selection announcement

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Twitter Reacts

146. Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State

Selection announcement

149. Michael Dickson, P, Texas

Selection announcement

Twitter reacts

168. Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State

Selection announcement

186. Jake Martin, EDGE, Temple

Selection announcement

220. Alex McGough, QB, Florida International

Selection announcement

Poll

How would you grade the Seahawks first round pick?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    A
    (939 votes)
  • 30%
    B
    (1566 votes)
  • 24%
    C
    (1280 votes)
  • 13%
    D
    (710 votes)
  • 13%
    F
    (672 votes)
5167 votes total Vote Now