2018 NFL Draft Reaction: Seattle has no idea who Rashaad Penny is
Every expert and Seahawks fan thinks they could’ve gotten better
First of all, Seattle how dare you.
Judging by reaction from NFL twitter, it seems the only ones cheering for Rashaad Penny’s name being called in the first round were San Diego-based or have a vested interest in the Mountain West Conference. (Read: us here at Mountain West Wire)
ICYMI: Yours truly did call for Penny being picked by the Seahawks last week. Based on need at the skill position and the constant rotation since Marshawn Lynch’s faux-retirement. However, because of the amount of draft picks Seattle had, trading out of the first round to stockpile later round picks seemed more viable.
Despite the elation from the smaller markets west of the Rockies, 12s were shocked by the 27th pick from San Diego State.
Throw in the national shade from every college football expert who gave out not-passing grades to Seattle’s front office. The only criticism acceptable logic is pass protection. Christian Chapman wasn’t going to beat you, it was always going to be Penny.
The common logic from fans and experts is that the need for an offensive line takes precedence over a skill position. Their reason for critique is the ineffective carousel the offensive line. That o-line hasn’t been the same since they made their Super Bowl appearance a few seasons ago. They say, “who’s going to block for Penny anyways?” or they say, “Penny would have been available in the later rounds.”
And to them I present exhibit A:
It wasn’t all bad since draft night for Penny, fellow Aztec alum DJ Pumphrey had some good words:
Now I leave with a tidbit that sums up the roster of the 2018 Seattle Seahawks:
Good luck #20 in the 206.