Seattle Seahawks draft SDSU's Rashaad Penny in first round

Posted May 02, 2018

Graziano specifically indicated talks between the Cowboys and Seahawks have "centered around" the 50th overall pick in the draft, which may not be enough for Seattle and Dallas surely wants to get Thomas to agree to a contract extension before parting with more than that.

The Seahawks traded back on day one and drafted running back Rashaad Penny with the 27th overall pick. The Seahawks traded the 18th pick to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for a late first rounder, a third round and a sixth round pick.

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Penny exploded in his senior season rushing 289 times for 2,289 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2017. "I'm first to say that I'm not afraid to block and run the ball". Analyst Chad Reuter states that "I believe Penny is a good back, but they picked him too early". After Seattle defeated Dallas in Week 16 of last season, Thomas chased down Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and told him, "Come get me".

"I just think the fact the guy doesn't have quite as much wear and tear, can score from anywhere on the field, great hands", Schneider said. During that season Dissly caught 55 passes for 917 yards and 11 touchdowns. La Canfora has previously reported they wanted a first- and third-round pick.

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Penny was asked via conference call with the media if he was surprised at where he was drafted.

Schneider and Carroll also made a big deal about Penny's personality, saying he was "humble", "down to earth", and "easy-going". That's a lot of experience to give up in one offseason.

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Not only did the Seahawks select Dickson with their fifth-round selection, they traded up to do so. But Seattle is in need of Dissly's run-blocking ability, and the 6-foot-4, 262-pounder from Montana is considered to be one of the better blockers in this tight end class.