Few things of interest to note:
1. Seattle got a trade offer for Penny after selecting him
2. They were going to draft him at 18 if they were unable to trade back
3. Carroll said he is going to be a 3 down back already.
“He is also going to be a three down back for us and he can do everything. He needs to work on his pass protection which he was not asked to do a lot of. But he will give us the ability to play him on all downs and that versatility is really big.”
From a reality perspective, i'm not a fan of the pick. However, I think he will have the second best season for a rookie RB. Seattle line isn't as terrible as people think going into this year and outside of Barkley he will have the most opportunity if not just as much.
Also, I think the notion that Carroll ruins RBs is full bull****. He really really wants to have a RB that can be a bellcow but no one has been capable of doing so last few years. If they were willing to draft him at 18 im sure they think he is a stud and will get a ton of work.