The Steelers completed their second trade in just over a week when they acquired tight end Nick Vannett from the Seattle Seahawks.The Steelers gave the Seahawks their fifth round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft in return. The trade is still pending a physical for Vannett.
Vannett, who is in his fourth season, has four receptions for 38 yards this season. In three plus seasons with the Seahawks he has 48 receptions for 463 yards, an average of 9.95 yards per catch and four touchdowns. He has played in 42 games, starting 16.
Vannett had his best season in 2018 when he had 29 catches for 269 yards and three touchdowns while starting nine of the 15 games he played in.
He was the Seahawks third round pick, the 94th overall, in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. While at Ohio State he had 55 receptions for 585 yards, 10.6 yards per catch, and six touchdowns. He finished his career ranked ninth all-time among Ohio State tight ends for receptions and tied for 10th in touchdown receptions.
He started a total of 15 games, including 12 his senior season when he had 19 receptions for 162 yards. His junior year he had 19 receptions for 220 yards five touchdowns and scored a touchdown in the National Championship game against Oregon.