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The Seattle Seahawks select Rashaad Penny 27th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft

Mar 2, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Diego State Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny goes through workout drills during the 2018 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

With the 27th selection of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have selected Rashaad Penny. The former SDSU running back was selected 27th overall after finishing the 2017 season with an 88.4 overall grade. Seattle selected X at No. 27 after this pick originally belonged to New Orleans, but was traded to Green Bay (for Marcus Davenport) and then traded to Seattle by Green Bay in exchange of their first-round picks.

Seattle sent Round 1 (18) and Round 7 (248) in exchange for Green Bay's Round 1 (27), Round 3 (76) and Round 6 (186).

  • Penny ranked second among draft-eligible running backs in elusive rating in 2017 (128.6).
  • Penny rushed for 1120 yards between the tackles – most among draft-eligible running backs and also forced the most missed tackles in the draft class (86).

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