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
79. Rasheem Green, DL, USC
120. Will Dissly, TE, Washington
141. Shaquem Griffin, LB, UCB
146. Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State
149. Michael Dickson, P, Texas
168. Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State
186. Jake Martin, EDGE, Temple
220. Alex McGough, QB, Florida International
How would you grade the Seahawks first round pick?
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