When the Seahawks played the Browns back in Week 6 of this season, head coach Pete Carroll was questioned about whether the Seahawks had considered taking now-Cleveland running back Nick Chubb in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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He admitted there was a lot to like about Chubb, but the team ultimately saw running back Rashaad Penny as a better fit. The Seahawks ended up drafting Penny with the 27th pick and the Browns selected Nick Chubb 35th overall. It’s understandable to have a little bit of envy when Chubb has racked up over 2,000 rushing yards since that draft and Rashaad Penny has totaled 586, but it’s not exactly a fair comparison.
Chubb has been the clear lead back for the Browns, while Penny has had to sit behind a top 10 rusher in Chris Carson. It may seem frustrating that we haven’t seen more from a first-round draft pick, but the bottom line is that the Seahawks don’t need more from Penny right now.
That is not the case for the Eagles and their rookie wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. With DeSean Jackson on injured reserve after playing only three games, Alshon Jeffrey banged up most of the season and Nelson Agholor drawing the ire of fans for dropping passes in big moments, the Eagles need wide receiver help in a bad way. They are looking to Arcega-Whiteside, the rookie they drafted out of Stanford with the 57th pick of this year’s draft, to step up and be that guy.
But some Eagles fans can’t help but notice that they could have been looking to another rookie wide receiver for help instead. Yes, that’s right – the Eagles fans and media have their own case of draft envy, and it’s for Seahawks wide …read more
Source:: sports.MyNorthwest.com – Sports