The Seattle Seahawks managed to pull off a shocker.
Somehow, the Seahawks managed to convince the Detroit Lions to trade Quandre Diggs to the team. Diggs is a quality safety in the league that just signed a three-year extension with the team. All it took was a fifth-round pick in exchange.
Last year, Diggs played five games for Seattle. He finished with three interceptions and looks to be a candidate as a Pro Bowler in 2020.
The Lions used the pick on Jason Hutley, who was the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star. He could push Ty Johnson as the team’s return man. All signs point that Seattle received the better end of the deal.
Let us rephrase this. The Seahawks received a starting safety with two more years left on his deal, while the Lions got a fourth-string running back that might make the team as a return specialist.
The Seahawks are coming off a draft which included an outstanding choice in the first round.
When the Seahawks drafted Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks with the No. 27 overall pick, fans and analysts were surprised the team didn’t draft LSU standout Patrick Queen. However, according to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, several NFL franchises believe that Brooks was the better player.
That first Quandre Diggs heat-seeking missile moment at free safety was delightful
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In his report, he claimed that one NFL source believed that “at least five different teams thought Brooks was the best linebacker in the draft.” He went on to further say that if the Seahawks did not draft Brooks, the Baltimore Ravens would have used the No. 28 pick on him, making Queen a consolation prize.
“To many observers, Jordyn Brooks was another surprise first-round pick by the Seahawks like James Carpenter, Bruce Irvin and Rashaad Penny were in past years. But that doesn’t mean it was a surprise to the rest of the NFL,” via Henderson.
Just another great deal.