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Seahawks draft FIU QB Alex McGough in 7th round

Apr 28, 2018, 2:43 PM | Updated: 5:02 pm
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QB Alex McGough threw for 2,791 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for FIU. (AP)
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The Seahawks used their final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft to add some depth at quarterback, selecting Florida International’s Alex McGough at No. 220 overall.

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McGough threw for 2,791 yards and 17 touchdowns last season for the Golden Panthers. He finished his four-year college career with 9,091 yards and 65 touchdowns.

McGough becomes the fourth quarterback on Seattle’s roster, joining Russell Wilson, Austin Davis, and Stephen Morris – the latter of which is also a newcomer, signed to the Seahawks’ as a free agent earlier this spring. The Seahawks typically carry two quarterbacks for the year, and Wilson has yet to miss a game in his six-year career. However, the trio of Davis, Morris and McGough will add competition for the backup spot behind Wilson.

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