Rashaad Penny not feeling pressure of being first-round pick
Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny doesn’t feel the pressure of the being the team’s first-round draft selection.
“Not at all. I feel like you just go out there and play your game, play football,” Penny told reporters Thursday after camp practice. “That’s what they got me here to do. I don’t view myself as a first rounder at all because I’ve been overlooked for so long and it’s nothing new to me.
“I’m glad I’m in this position and I’m glad I’m still here fighting for the position.”
Penny will compete with second-year running back Chris Carson for the majority of the carries and also figures to be a major factor in the Seahawks’ return game.
“I did the same thing at San Diego State and I thought it was a great opportunity for me, so doing it here doesn’t matter,” Penny said of the rotation.” At the end of the day, it’s all a competition. All guys know each role and they know what to do. I think that’s the best thing about it, we know each role and we know what to do. But at the end of the day, it’s all love between all of us.”
One thing has been different for Penny this season – getting used to the size of the crowds – and he hasn’t even stepped a foot into CenturyLink Field yet.
“It’s honestly like my college football games,” Penny said of the camp practices. “It’s more people than my college football games, but it’s fun. I didn’t expect this coming into my first training camp. With all these great 12’s, it’s fun out here.
“I love the support from them and I know it’s going to grow bigger.”