"There's never been a year I've coached that character wasn't one of the most important elements", Carroll said defensively. "I know I got to protect that million-dollar man, Russell Wilson". "But then you start looking at all the mocks and the projections", Penny said Thursday night. I'm just willing to do my job to help win and it's going to be an unbelievable process.
Not only did the Seahawks select Dickson with their fifth-round selection, they traded up to do so.
Dissly was Montana's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2013 for the undefeated Class AA state champion Hawks, one year after losing the state title game by two to Butte.
Oklahoma State's Tre Flowers was selected by Seattle in the NFL Draft.
"He has truly run a lot of stuff that we want to run with him", Carroll said. In fact, it wouldn't be surprising too see him go sooner than later. "There's no limitations, there's just no limitations". He led the nation with 2,248 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns for the Aztecs. He's earned six Pro Bowl selections and three First Team All-Pro nods.
"He's a nice runner, but they have so many other needs and there are better backs".
Prior to the fourth round getting started on Saturday, Dissly tweeted out, "As excited as I am about this opportunity, I did not get here alone".
Penny is expected to compete with Chris Carson for the starting role this upcoming season and also factors to contribute heavily on special teams.
Running back didn't necessarily seem like the biggest need for the Seahawks in this year's NFL Draft.
In eight seasons, all with Seattle, Thomas has made the All-Pro team on three separate occasions. Unable to pass Pumphrey on the depth chart, Penny found his reps returning kickoffs.