According to NFL Draft analyst Tony Pauline, the Denver Broncos are among the teams that will bring in former San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny in for a pre-draft visit/workout.
San Diego State held their Pro Day earlier today, and Penny stood on his impressive Combine numbers but did look good in positional drills and fielding punts per reports.
Running back Rashaad Penny stood on his combine numbers but looked good in position drills and fielding punts today.
Teams were unable to meet with Penny last night as the senior is on pace to graduate this May and was in class- a lab actually- on Wednesday evening.
Today Penny interviewed with the Carolina Panthers and the team is also bringing him in for an official visit. His other official 30 visits include the Tampa Bay Bucs, Denver Broncos, Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.
He is a 5’11”, 220lb running back from San Diego State who is considered one of the top running backs in this years draft class. During the NFL Scouting Combine, Penny put on a show by running an impressive 4.46 40-time.
Penny played four-seasons at San Diego State but had a bit of a breakout year in 2017. He totaled 2,248 yards rushing and 23 touchdowns That is an impressive number for anyone. He averaged a whopping 7.8 yards per carry while also hauling in 19 receptions for 135 yards and additional 2 touchdowns. That is a total of 2,383 yards from scrimmage with 25 total touchdowns.
The Broncos may or may not be in the running back market depending on what they are doing with veteran runner C.J. Anderson. Parting ways with Anderson would cost the Broncos nothing in dead money and free up a few million in cap space so it was assumed he would be on the chopping block. For now, he remains on the roster with former fourth-round pick Devontae Booker and 2017 sixth-round pick De’Angelo Henderson pushing for a bigger role in 2018.
If the Broncos were to part ways with Anderson, they would be in the market for a “bell cow” runner to supplement Booker and Henderson. Penny figures to go anywhere from the early second round to the early third round. This is a loaded running back class and Penny is among the better ones.
I will have an in-depth scouting report on Penny in the morning, but for now, enjoy his highlights.