If one off-field factor has become clear over the last few years heading into the NFL Draft, it's that social media can cost players tons of money. Old tweets and posts from many years in the past have cost players draft spots and thus, cold hard cash.
In the case of Seattle Seahawks first round draft pick Rashaad Penny, his old social media posts only help endear him to his new team and fan-base. Penny tweeted these in the last few years about rivals of the Hawks.
Niners are trash 😌— Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) October 20, 2014
LOL Steelers suck😂😂— Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) November 30, 2014
@Big_Juvy56 patriots suck lol— Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) September 30, 2014
The Falcons suck— Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) September 7, 2014
Eagles are trash 👎🏾— Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) November 26, 2015
Meanwhile, on the field, Penny seems like a perfect fit for the Seahawks working with an offensive line that made backfield hits on running backs a commonality in 2017.
Interesting pic.twitter.com/fHwqFfZdRV— Evan Hill (@EvanonHB) April 27, 2018
Seahawks trade down in first round, select San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny. Story with comments from Penny, Pete Carroll & John Schneider: https://t.co/51hvIw1Xpe— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) April 27, 2018