New England Patriots receive high grades in 2018 NFL Draft first round

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks past a video board displaying an image of Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma after he was picked
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 26: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell walks past a video board displaying an image of Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma after he was picked /
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ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 26: A video board displays an image of Rashaad Penny of San Diego State after he was picked /

Seattle Seahawks No. 27: San Diego St. RB, Rashaad Penny

After a disappointing season by their standards in Seattle, the Seahawks started out the 2018 NFL Draft with one of the strangest picks. With the 27th overall pick, the Seahawks selected San Diego St. running back Rashaad Penny in somewhat of a head-scratching pick.

While running back was a need for the Seahawks, seeing them draft one in the first round with their defense falling apart was very surprising. There were a lot of talented defensive players available at this time for the Seahawks, who need to replace some of the stars that have been leaving.

Also, addressing one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL wouldn’t have been a bad idea, as Russell Wilson was running for his life all of last season. If the Seahawks were dead set on running back with this pick, there were better players available than Penny, as Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, and Derrius Guice were all still on the board.

Penny certainly had a nice career at San Diego State, but he should have been a second round pick and not a first rounder by the Seahawks. Even though he might have a good career, this was not the right pick by Seattle.

Grade: D