The NFL Draft will start in just over a month, and there will be plenty of trades. That's just the nature of the draft, although those trades are very difficult to predict. One of the teams that could be movers early in the draft is the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are picking late in the first round and could move up or down from their spot.
To help determine the value of each pick and what it would cost, we're using the NFL trade value chart. While the trade values won't match up exactly, we tried to get them as close to even as possible. With that in mind, here are three trades the Steelers could make in the NFL Draft.
3. Trade Up With The Saints:
Saints Get: No. 25 overall pick, 2nd round pick (No. 58 overall), 3rd round pick (No. 89 overall)
Steelers Get: No. 12 overall pick
The only way the Steelers really consider this move is if a top-notch CB like Vernon Hargreaves falls to the Saints' pick. While New Orleans could pull the trigger on a CB, teams like the Dolphins and Raiders, picking right after the Saints, are much more likely. This would allow the Steelers to jump those teams and add a much-needed CB. However, the price to move is very steep, and sacrificing those picks is not the Steelers' normal way of operating.
2. Trade Down With The Browns:
Browns Get: No. 25 overall pick
Steelers Get: No. 32 overall pick, 4th round pick (No. 99 overall), 6th round pick (No. 176 overall)
The Steelers are picking behind the Texans, Vikings and Bengals this year. All three could pick a wide receiver, and if there's a run on wide outs, a team like the Browns could panic and try to make sure they land a WR. Or, the Browns could see a wide out they covet slip and make a move to go grab him. This is a fair deal for both sides, although divisional rivals don't often trade with each other. The Steelers will still be able to land a solid defensive player by moving down.
1. Trade Down With The Broncos:
Broncos Get: No. 25 overall pick
Steelers Get: No. 31 overall pick, 3rd round pick (No. 94 overall)
This deal works out almost perfectly on the trade chart. The Broncos could make a move up if a QB like Paxton Lynch starts to fall on draft day. Moving up would allow Denver to jump the Cardinals and Chiefs, both teams that could draft Lynch to groom behind their current starter. Much like the Browns' trade, the Steelers should still be able to land a quality defensive player if they move down.Back to the Pittsburgh Steelers Newsfeed