Rounds two and three of the NFL Draft took place on Friday night in Kansas City and the conclusion also marked the official completion of the Russell Wilson trade from the Seattle Seahawks to the Denver Broncos.
With the 37th overall pick, Seattle selected Derick Hall, linebacker out of Auburn which was the final draft pick that the Seahawks received from the Broncos in compensation for Wilson. ESPN senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter tweeted out a complete breakdown of the trade that occurred during last off season.
In the end, the Broncos end up with Russell Wilson and defensive end Eyioma Uwazurike. As for the Seahawks, they came away with quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah Fant, defensive end Shelby Harris, offensive tackle Charles Cross, linebackers Boye Mafe, Tyreke Smith and Derick Hall, and cornerback Derick Hall.
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Although it normally takes several years to see who was the clear-cut winner in a blockbuster trade, so far it seems as though the Seahawks were the clear winners of this trade. Seattle has used the five draft picks it received to draft cornerstone players who should be with the franchise for years to come, while Wilson struggled mightily as his first year as a Bronco, compiling a 4-11 record and throwing a career low 16 touchdown passes.
Russell Wilson is a Super Bowl winning quarterback and still has several years remaining on his contract, so there is still time for this trade to even out.
The Broncos recently hired former Saints head coach and offensive guru Sean Payton to lead the team and drafted wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. out of Oklahoma with their second round pick, so it appears the organization is doing everything they can to help revive Wilson’s career.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.