Running Back, Rashaad Penny – San Diego State
A ball carrier with burst who can also catch and run for the Buccaneers anyone?
Penny showed every scout in the football world what he could do given the opportunity, and his draft stock will be his reward.
In the race to be the best after Saquon Barkley, Penny just improved his claim to the title in a real way.
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64-yards rushing and 73 through his one long catch and run, it was definitely a winning week for the Aztec prospect.
The Bucs have a major problem in the running game. Few believe Peyton Barber is really ready to be the main back in an NFL season long game plan, but there are also very few prospects in free-agency who are worth breaking the bank for.
Even Jerick McKinnon, who is widely considered the top prize in this year’s running back free-agent race, is raw and untested for the kind of money he projects to get.
Other teams will definetly be in the mix for the Vikings running back, and the Bucs have shown they aren’t too fond of bidding wars.
Penny could help quell those concerns, but this performance actually may be a bit of a downer for Bucs fans.
Keep an eye on the newer mocks coming out of the Senior Bowl to see how this impacts Penny’s trend. It could very well have him in the later rounds going to teams looking for one more weapon as they re-tool for another playoff push.
A Tampa Bay fan’s dream is seeing both Penny and Georgia’s Sony Michel still on the board when their team picks in the second round.