Seahawks move up three spots in 3rd to No. 76 for QB Mason Rudolph, Steelers take DE Rasheem Green at No. 79 and QB Alex McGough at No. 220

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Seahwaks left with
No. 76 – QB Mason Rudolph

Steelers left with
No. 79 – DE Rasheem Green
No. 220 – QB Alex McGough

Dictator’s Decree: “Nothing to see here, people. Keep it moving. Wake me up pick No. 220 means anything…” – March 2019

As we regularly preach here at Trade Down Island, the single greatest asset in the NFL are franchise quarterbacks. The second greatest assets are productive players on rookie contracts. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks are fortunate to have franchise QBs in Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson, but both teams were looking for some depth at signal caller in the 2018 draft. This trade may go down as a very “ho-hum” transaction since the Steelers only traded up three spots and the 7th round pick the Seahawks received in returned no value.

Trade #18.19 – Assets Exchanged
Steelers receive: No. 76 (3rd Rd.)
Seahawks receive: No. 79 (3rd Rd.), No. 220 (7th Rd.)

Trade #18.19 – Players Drafted & Transactions

2018 Year-End Summary
As of one year this isn’t a very inspiring trade. Mason Rudolph didn’t take a snap backing up Big Ben while in Seattle Rasheem Green saw limited action and didn’t make an impact. The extra 7th round pick the Seahawks picked up for trading down won’t yield any value as Alex McGough was released after his rookie season.

Notes on statistics:
1. Approximate Value(“AV”) and Snap Counts (“Snap”) per Football Reference.
2. Snap Counts only list offensive and defensive snaps. Special teams snaps are excluded.

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