Seahawks Offensive Tackle Target No. 1: Trevor Penning
The Seahawks are no stranger to targeting players who come from smaller schools. Trevor Penning out of Northern Iowa is not necessarily a household name. Not yet anyway.
I fully expect Penning to make a massive leap up the boards once testing comes about at the combine. He is about as athletic as they come. He is also an incredibly powerful blocker with great upper-body strength. He is explosive at the point of attack and agile enough to direct the defenders to the target zones.
Penning’s hand strength is simply ridiculous. If he has you, you aren’t getting away. It is that simple. The guy is just a freak of nature. if the Seahawks want one of the best run-blocking tackles in the draft, Trevor penning is the guy.
Just to be clear, I am not saying he can’t pass-block. He has the length and athleticism to win pass blocking battles time and time again. He needs technical refinement to be consistent in the pass blocking game. In the run blocking game he is a plug-and-play monster that will pancake his opponent thanks to his sheer will and strength.
Pass Blocking: 7/10
Run Blocking: 8.5/10