To the surprise of no one, John Schneider and Pete Carroll stepped into a flurry of trades on Tuesday. Per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Seahawks are trading a fifth round pick in 2020 to the Detroit Lions in exchange for defensive back Quandre Diggs and a 2021 seventh round pick.
Diggs was originally a sixth round pick in 2015, having played cornerback at Texas. Over the course of his first two seasons, Diggs predominantly played as a sub-defensive back and as the nickelback. However, prior to the 2017 season Diggs was moved to safety, and since then he has started 32 of a possible 38 games.
Though Seattle did need help at safety, with several players hampered by injury, Diggs’ addition is not just an in-season quick fix: The defensive back is in the second year of a three-year extension worth $18.6 million, and is signed through 2021.
Seemingly a part of the Seahawks’ future for the next several seasons now, it will be interesting to hear and see where Pete Carroll plans on deploying the new addition.