Washington Redskins: 5 draft prospects who could start right away
By Ian Cummings
No. 2 – RB Rashaad Penny – San Diego State
Rashaad Penny is a superb talent at running back. And for the Washington Redskins, who have a critical void at that same position, Penny could work toward starting as the workhorse back right away.
At 5-foot-11, 220, Penny has the prototypical size of a workhorse. He’s small and nimble enough to extend plays with his agility, but he’s big enough to muscle defenders around and stay on his feet through contact. In an article detailing dark horses at each position in this year’s draft, I had this to say about the San Diego State running back:
"Almost instantly recognizable when watching the tape is Penny’s burst at the line of scrimmage. He has stellar vision when starting out his runs, and although he can work on his patience, he makes the most out of every hole he chooses. His burst carries him through with enough momentum to shed off arm tackles, and he has the agility and reaction quickness to change direction in the blink of an eye and keep the run alive. Penny is, to put it simply, a big play machine."
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Penny’s production and potential will place him firmly as a Day 2 prospect for most scouts. For the Washington Redskins, instant starters at running back don’t come by often, and anywhere on Day 2 is fair game to pick up this gem.