Before I close this post, I should add though that the Steelers have never traded out of the 1st Round during the 12 years of the Kevin Colbert regime. Nevertheless, there is a first time for everything, and the way the Draft Board could potentially shake out in terms of the players available at #24 and the offers Pittsburgh could field, it might make logical sense to move down for later picks where players at positions of need for the Steelers (Guard, Inside Linebacker, Tackle, Nose Tackle, Safety, etc.) are still highly talented, but most of all available.
It will be interesting to see what Pittsburgh ultimately does because of their position in Round 1, and I will be on the edge of my seat watching how the entire 1st Day (and then Days 2 and 3) will unfold. Whether or not the Steelers end up choosing to slide down has yet to be seen, but you have to at least consider that it is an attractive option for a team in Pittsburgh’s spot.
Regardless of what the Steelers do, I can’t wait for next weekend!
Now it’s time to share your thoughts readers. Are there any teams you could logically see Pittsburgh trading down with? Will the Steelers take other players if they do indeed trade down? Or will Pittsburgh stand pat at #24 and just choose somebody else not named Hightower?