Good afternoon, 12s. Here's a look at what's out there today – Friday, July 22 – about your Seattle Seahawks.
Rashaad Penny Makes Touchdown Wire's Top-11 NFL Running Backs List
Entering his fifth season with the Seahawks, running back Rashaad Penny is just hitting his stride. Penny recorded his best statistical season in 2021 for Seattle, rushing for 749 yards and 6 touchdowns on 119 carries. The No. 27 selection in the 2018 NFL Draft out of San Diego State is in a great space mentally and physically heading into the 2022 season. Touchdown Wire's Doug Farrar ranked the league's Top-11 running backs for the upcoming 2022 season, with Penny coming in at No.10.
Farrar breaks down the criteria behind the list.
"Here, for your perusal, are the 11 most valuable running backs in the NFL today. Not all of them define their offenses, but there are more of those tentpole guys than you may imagine, given what you keep hearing about the value of the modern back."
Coming in at No.10 is Penny, who made the best of his opportunities in a crowded Seahawks backfield, rushing for 6.3 yards per carry, a league-high in 2021 (over 100 carries). Penny started just six games in 2021, but ranked No.3 in rushes of 20-plus yards (11). Farrar gives his reasoning for Penny making the list.
"Penny had four 100-yard games in his last five; he'd had just two in the previous 32 games. The Seahawks re-signed Penny to a one-year, $6.75 million contract, and they selected Michigan State back Kenneth Walker in the second round of the 2022 draft, so it's safe to say that the team is a bit hesitant, as well.
With all that said, Penny still makes this list based on the quality of those late-season runs, and the potential they show. On this 62-yard touchdown against the Cardinals in Week 18, Penny cuts back against the slide, moves through the hole quickly, and his second-level acceleration has him blasting past the rest of Arizona's defense."
Penny is happy with his progress in 2021 on the field, but has much higher aspirations. At Seahawks minicamp presser, he discussed it just being fuel to the fire to continue to progress.
"I still got a chip on my shoulder," said Penny "I've still got to play, I've still got to prove myself wrong. And I still got a lot to go, so I'm not settling down yet."
Check out more on Penny's ranking and the full list from Farrar and Touchdown Wire here.
Seahawks Training Camp Countdown: 5 Days
Don't look now but we're less than a week away from the beginning of Seahawks Training Camp! Get your first look at the 2022 Seahawks, live from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, plus a special offsite practice at Lumen Field on August 6. Special activities at 2022 Seahawks Training Camp will include photo opportunities, giveaways and appearances by Seahawks Dancers, Blue Thunder, and mascots Blitz and Boom. Food and beverage will also be available for fans to purchase on-site.
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Justin Melo of The Draft Network on why Seahawks’ Darrell Taylor is poised for a breakout season.
Bill Barnwell of ESPN ranks the Seahawks the NFL’s No. 13 offensive playmaker.
Check out photos of Seahawks fifth-round pick Tariq Woolen from his 2022 offseason in Seattle. The cornerback out of San Antonio was selected No. 153 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft.