NFL Draft: Rashaad Penny joins Seattle Seahawks with 27th pick

Seahawks still open to adding Kaepernick

With the first-round selection, Penny becomes the Aztecs' first such pick since Kyle Turley was chosen eighth overall in 1998. This scenario ends with the Seahawks possessing three picks on Day 2, allowing the team to target more than one player near the top of their draft board. A pick that could've been traded with their 3rd (80) and extra 4th (137) rounder to secure Green Bay's 12th spot. The trade landed Seattle a coveted third-round pick and a selection in the sixth round.

Yet another former Oklahoma State Cowboys star is off to the National Football League, with the latest coming in the form of safety Tre Flowers, who was selected No. 146 overall in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks. He also showed his versatility as a pass catcher out of the backfield, and had two kickoff return touchdowns and another TD on a punt return.

Armed with the height, arm length (33 7/8 inches), and speed (4.45 40-yard dash) Seattle covets at the position, Flowers checks off numerous prerequisites necessary to play cornerback for the Seahawks.

"Probably what happened was I was asked asked about it at the combine", Schneider said. Last season they appeared desperately in need of someone to fill that role and after last night, it looks like Penny could definitely be that player.

Penny is expected to compete with Chris Carson for the starting role this upcoming season and also factors to contribute heavily on special teams. He led all rushers with a 45.8% yardage market share - only three other players surpassed 35.0%, for context.

Seattle also has Mike Davis, who flashed in brief stints last season, and C.J. Prosise, who has struggled to stay healthy throughout his brief career. "I think they're excited, versatility is big, so whatever they have planned going forward, I'm just excited to be a part of it and hopefully win some games".

"That definitely means that they need someone in there to help and I am the right guy for that", Penny continued. Thomas himself started the speculation after the Seahawks beat the Cowboys in December, when the Texas native chased down coach Jason Garrett post-game and said, "Come get me".

Penny is a four-year running back from Mountain West program, San Diego State.

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