With the 220th pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks have selected quarterback Alex McGough out of Florida International.
This is the first passer the club has drafted since picking Russell Wilson in the third round in 2012, and should serve as competition with Austin Davis, Stephen Morris or any undrafted rookies or additional free agents for Wilson’s backup spot in 2018—and perhaps leverage for Wilson’s future contract negotiations.
McGough is one of six FIU players to earn Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. He is currently FIU’s all-time career leader in touchdown passes (66) and second in career completions (805) and passing yards (9,084). He has completed 231-of-354 passes for 2,791 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2017, while recording a career-best 65.3 percent passing mark. McGough also ranks in the top five in C-USA in passing yards per game (232.6) and passing efficiency (142.8). Not only has McGough found the end zone through the air, but he has matched a career-high with four rushing touchdowns of his own.
Here is what the Seahawks have done so far:
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120. Will Dissly, TE, Washington
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146. Tre Flowers, S, Oklahoma State
149. Michael Dickson, P, Texas
168. Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State
186. Jake Martin, EDGE, Temple
220. Alex McGough, QB, Florida International
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And that wraps up the 2018 NFL Draft for the Seattle Seahawks. Keep your eyes open for the results of the Armchair GM Challenge sometime in the coming days, and be sure to check back regarding the undrafted free agent frenzy for those players who did not have their name called during the draft.