His 429 all-purpose yards in a win over Nevada broke the record for most offensive yards in a single game, a record previously held by Marshall Faulk, the only other SDSU running back ever drafted in the first round. Dissly was a three-year starter at tight end for the Hawks and a two-year starter at defensive end. In 2017, Penny finally got his chance to start. He always said I was going to be the best player on the field.
But for a team whose leading running back previous year had 240 yards, Penny could be a very big deal indeed. The Seahawks will have eight selections on Saturday.
Penny exploded in his senior season rushing 289 times for 2,289 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2017. 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.
Seattle traded away their fifth-round (pick no. 156) and one of their seventh round selections (pick no. 226) to move up seven places and draft the 6-foot-3 Australian punter.
He will fill an immediate need as a work horse running back, which the Seahawks desperately need.More news: Tristan Thompson breaks Instagram silence amid cheating scandal
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"I think that's one of my strong suits", Dissly said minutes after being drafted.
Penny is expected to compete with Chris Carson for the starting role this upcoming season and also factors to contribute heavily on special teams.
Rashaad Penny led the NCAA in rushing last season.
"I got to talk to GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll". His credentials are significant and he enters the National Football League without having a heavy load of carries in college, which helped separate Penny from some other running back options. Last year, Wilson was the top rusher with 586 yards and three touchdowns.
Penny finally gives them a component that has been missing since Lynch departed.