The Seahawks took Rashaad Penny in the initially round of the 2018 NFL draft and he hasn’t been quite great. But there may possibly be a explanation for that.

The planet is a brief-sighted location. What have you accomplished for me lately? is a prevalent way of considering. Seahawks operating back Rashaad Penny hasn’t accomplished substantially in his brief profession. Some persons currently want to create him off as the proverbial draft bust. Perhaps he will be, but we are not there but.

In his rookie season of 2018, Penny was injured a bit and then generally the third-string back behind starter Chris Carson and backup Mike Davis. Davis is gone by means of no cost agency. Penny will move up to second-string. He requirements to be great. Some even believed final year he really should be the starter. I am nonetheless confused by that simply because I am not certain how everyone saw Carson play and then watched Penny play and believed Penny was the far better choice.

The truth is, even though, Penny wasn’t taken in the initially round of the 2018 NFL draft to be a backup. No player is selected in the initially round to not be a starter. Penny gets paid much more than Carson but Carson is far better. Carson is far better in the common season and far better so far this preseason. It is not a close competitors among Carson and Penny.

But Penny also really should be provided a bit of a break. He was quite raw coming into his rookie season and then his injuries restricted his reps. Penny may perhaps have played in 14 games final year, but he got only 85 carries and 94 total touches. What Penny definitely requirements is to play a lot of preseason snaps behind the presumed initially group offensive line and then see what he does.

Penny did typical four.9 yards-per-carry in 2018 and that can not be forgotten. Final preseason Penny averaged two yards per rush on eight carries. So far this year he has averaged 1.1 yards per carry on 12 attempts. Each numbers are terrible. You know what they definitely imply? They imply preseason stats do not matter.

Subsequent: Jadeveon Clowney everyone?

My point is that Penny may possibly be definitely great in his profession. Or he may possibly not. Either way, we are not going to understand that substantially by what he does this preseason. If he nonetheless averaging significantly less than two yards a carry by midway by means of the common season, we can speak then.