Seattle Seahawks First Round Target #2: Trevor Penning, OT, Northern Iowa
As I said, the Seattle Seahawks need to invest in the trenches with the nine pick one way or another. While Charles Cross has consistently been mentioned in the conversation around the Top 10 with Neal and Ekwonu he is far from the only tackle that the Seahawks can consider in the first round.
While the type of competition is different than Cross, Trevor Penning continues to gain steam as we near the 2022 NFL Draft. However, in makes sense as a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle that has impressed in various situations is hard to ignore.
Penning first broke out at the Senior Bowl and then carried that momentum into the NFL Combine. Penning started at left tackle for three years and checks off nearly every measurable box. Those measurables combined with a bit of a mean streak on the field shows why Penning is drawing attention from teams around the NFL.
The downside to Penning is that mean streak can sometimes turn sour. Whether it’s mistakes or penalties, those errors need to be reeled in a bit. However, what things need to be touched up are addressable for an NFL coaching staff. He’s a bit more raw than Cross, but might have a higher ceiling with the right mentorship.