The 2018 draft is still under evaluation.
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First-round pick Penny is averaging just 2.2 yards-per-carry. Against three pretty good run defenses, it appears as if Penny has struggled to adjust to the pro game. The rookie will need to get stronger and more confident in his role opposite Carson. This may take some time.
The real value in this draft may come in the form of a fourth rounder and three fifth rounders. Fourth-round pick, tight end Will Dissly has been a nice surprise out of the University of Washington.
The younger Griffin, Shaquem, has shown ability on special teams and has seen time at outside linebacker. Trey Flowers, who has two passes defended to go with 12 tackles, has done well in his adjustment from safety.
The Seahawks traded up to draft punter Michael Dickson from the University of Texas with the 149th pick. So far he has 21 punts this season, with a long of 69 yards. There was some concern after Seattle cut veteran John Ryan, but Dickson has been better than advertised.
Tackle Jamarco Jones was drafted in the seventh round from Ohio State. Early in camp, it appeared like he would give Ifedi a run for his money. A serious high ankle sprain landed him in surgery and he may not make his NFL debut until 2019.
So there is potential for back-to-back solid drafts, but are any of those players the kind of game changers the Seahawks had when they played in two Super Bowls? So far, the Seahawks haven’t found any can’t miss superstars in the last five drafts. Maybe the real problem is a lack of talent.