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John Schneider flipped Nick Vannett and B.J. Finney for Quandre Diggs and Carlos Dunlap

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It was just over a year ago when Seahawks GM John Schneider was celebrated for a clever bit of business, acquiring safety Quandre Diggs from the Lions. Not only did Diggs make a near-immediate impact on Seattle’s defense, but the trade itself was a massive win for the Seahawks.

That October 2019 deal saw Seattle send a fifth-round pick, previously acquired from the Steelers in exchange for tight end Nick Vannett, and in return they received Diggs and a seventh-round pick.

With the Seahawks’ trade for Carlos Dunlap now official, Schneider’s brilliance has again been proven. The details of Seattle and the Bengals’ trade show that the seventh-round pick headed to Cincinnati in exchange for Dunlap was originally Detroit’s.

That’s right: Schneider and the Seahawks flipped Vannett (and B.J. Finney, shedding unwanted salary in the process) into Diggs and Dunlap.

Not a bad bit of business for Schneider and Seattle, and if Dunlap is able to have a similar impact to Diggs after the safety was acquired last season, it will look even better.