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Rashaad Penny | Running Back | #20

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/2/1996
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2018 / Rd. 1 (27) / SEA
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll claims the team already trusts first-round RB Rashaad Penny in pass protection.
Penny wasn't much of a pass catcher at San Diego State, and his blocking was suspect. Either way, Carroll said he's liked what he's seen. "He looks so comfortable with the pass protection," Carroll said Thursday. "That was something that was new for him, a demanding part of the game. We don’t have any hesitation he’s going to be fine in that area." Carroll has been talking up Chris Carson this spring, but there is little doubt it will be Penny taking the lead in the Seahawks' backfield. Jun 14 - 6:52 PM

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New Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer estimates he's keeping "70 percent" of the team's old system.

Schottenheimer has been talking all week about a fire-and-brimstone approach, digging deep for run game clichés. Nevertheless, he says he doesn't want to blow things up. "It’d be crazy to ask some of the guys to learn a completely new system," Schottenheimer said. "I’m excited about some of the things that we’ve added both in the run and pass game. I think that’ll be something that is noticeably different. It’s a comprehensive approach." The Seahawks averaged 561 pass attempts over the past two seasons after averaging 442 the first four years of the Russell Wilson era. 2018 might find itself somewhere in the middle of those two extremes.
May 31 - 1:41 PM

Seahawks signed No. 27 overall pick Rashaad Penny to a four-year contract.

The deal includes a team option for 2022. A post-Combine riser, the Seahawks traded down in the first round to land Penny. The coaching staff has raved about Penny's feature back traits this offseason, and he's expected to open the year in an every-down role. Playing in a run heavy offense, Penny has a chance to push for 250-plus carries as a rookie.
May 16 - 6:05 PM

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll envisions RB Rashaad Penny being used on all three downs.

It's the second time Carroll has mentioned treating Penny as an every-down back since he was drafted. "[Brian Schottenheimer] did a nice job of mixing some stuff in so we could see him doing different route concepts," Carroll said. Penny wasn't a high-volume receiver at San Diego State, but the Seahawks seem intent on riding him. Chris Carson and Mike Davis will compete for carries, as well. While Penny continues to climb the ranks of potential workhorse backs this upcoming season, C.J. Prosise's and J.D. McKissic's roles already appear diminished in Seattle's passing game.
May 6 - 8:44 PM

Both coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider referred to first-round pick Rashaad Penny as a "three-down back" after drafting him.

It's particularly notable because Penny wasn't a high-volume receiver at San Diego State and was inconsistent in pass protection. Schneider said the Seahawks loved Penny so much they nearly drafted him at No. 18, but were able to find a trade partner and dip to No. 27, where they selected Penny. Schneider and Carroll did say Penny will have to iron out his blocking ups and downs, but Penny is markered in as Seattle's new bellcow.
Apr 30 - 4:03 PM

Seahawks selected San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Penny (5’11/220) emerged from Donnel Pumphrey’s shadow as a senior, logging a prolific 289/2,248/7.8/23 rushing line and graduating with a silly 7.49 YPC average and eight career return TDs, seven on kickoffs and one on a punt. In 2017, PFF College credited Penny with the most missed tackles forced (86) and runs of 15-plus yards (35) among draft-eligible backs. Penny ran 4.46 at the Combine for an exciting 92nd-percentile Speed Score. Penny needs work in the passing game – his blocking was inconsistent on college tape, and he never caught more than 19 passes in a season – but Penny offers workhorse potential as a faster version of Carlos Hyde.
Apr 26 - 11:08 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Austin Davis
3Alex McGough
RB1Rashaad Penny
2Chris Carson
3C.J. Prosise
4Mike Davis
5J.D. McKissic
GLB1Rashaad Penny
2Chris Carson
3RB1Rashaad Penny
2Chris Carson
FB1Tre Madden
2Jalston Fowler
WR11Doug Baldwin
2Tanner McEvoy
3Jaron Brown
4Cyril Grayson
5Keenan Reynolds
WR21Brandon Marshall
2Tyler Lockett
3Amara Darboh
4David Moore
5Marcus Johnson
6Damore'ea Stringfellow
WR31Tanner McEvoy
TE1Ed Dickson
2Nick Vannett
3Will Dissly
4Tyrone Swoopes
LT1Duane Brown
2Jamarco Jones
3Isaiah Battle
LG1Ethan Pocic
2Jordan Roos
3Avery Young
C1Justin Britt
2Joey Hunt
3Marcus Henry
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Rees Odhiambo
3Willie Beavers
RT1Germain Ifedi
2George Fant
3Nick Callender
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Jason Myers