Draft day live: Hawks overpay for Penny

NFL draft8:30 p.m.: The Seahawks did not move out of the first round, instead doing what they usually do when they stay: Reaching.

This time it was for San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny, who was rated a Day 2 pick and the sixth or seventh back in the draft. Instead he went second, becoming the third RB ever drafted in the first round by Seattle (Curt Warner and Shaun Alexander).

Penny was a decorated player in the Mountain West. He was the conference special-teams player of the year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, taking eight kickoffs back for TDs. In his only year as a starting RB, he was named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year after leading the country with 2,248 rushing yards and scoring a conference-high 23 rushing TDs.

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