Reshaad Penny, RB, San Diego State
Just look at him. Penny has the body of an every down back in the NFL. He’s a thick 5-foot-11, 220 pounds. He’s sturdy, and has proven he can carry the load. He averaged 22 carries per game in 2017, along with some modest work in the passing game, and kick/punt return duties. He returned 7 kickoffs for touchdowns, as well as a punt in his college career.
While he is by no means slow, Penny doesn’t have the top end speed. I don’t think he’ll outrun quicker NFL linebackers and secondary players, but that’s not really his game anyway. He has shown solid hands, but he could probably use more reps as a receiver out of the backfield to refine that area of his game.
The Bottom Line:
Penny is probably going to be a second-round pick, and he may even still be on the board in the third. In my opinion, Penny is in the same conversation at Derrius Guice, so if the Ravens could get a back that is built to be a workhorse without spending their first-round pick, I think Penny will be very much in play for them.