Now it’s on him to do the thing the Bills traded up in the first round for him to do.
Allen said after his first rookie minicamp in the NFL that he knows there are adjustments he’s going to have to make, but he’s confident he can handle them.
“You can kind of tell that he’s taking it serious. He’s more than an arm, obviously. He’s a smart kid, he works hard.”
He’s going to have to, as the Bills have invested a lot in him being the kind of face-of-the-franchise player they lacked.
On a night Aaron Hicks became the first Yankees player to hit two inside-the-park homers in a season since Mickey Mantle had three in 1958, Gary Sanchez had a shot at a baseball rarity during his ninth-inning at-bat.
Earlier, Sanchez singled, doubled and homered. A triple would have made him the first Yankee since Melky Cabrera in 2009 and 16th ever to hit for the cycle.
However, general manager John Schneider felt the need to select Penny in the first round. Obviously, the Seahawks want more out of their backfield as the offensive line takes shape.
Penny put his receiving skills on full display at rookie minicamp, per News Tribune reporter Gregg Bell. “Penny — who led the nation in rushing with 2,200 yards and 23 touchdowns at San Diego State — looked better in the passing game than perhaps the Seahawks expected. At one point, he was split out catching slant passes, like a wide receiver.”
However, Gates already has a good rapport with quarterback Philip Rivers, intimately knows the offense and showed during the last two games of the 2017 season (10 catches, 127 yards, TD) that he can still make plays.