Steelers GM Kevin Colbert Hints That Trading Down In First Round Might Be Tough To Do
If you are one of many that are hoping the Pittsburgh Steelers trade down in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, that notion seems like a pipe dream right now.
Due to this draft class being one the deepest in a long time, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert made it sound Sunday like trading down in round one is something that several teams might be looking to do.
“It makes more sense in this draft than trading up,” Colbert told Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette during his Sunday sit-down with him. “I’m sure everyone shares same thought.”
Colbert on possibility of trading down in 1st rd:"It makes more sense in this draft than trading up.I'm sure everyone shares same thought."
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) March 23, 2014
The Steelers have their share of holes to fill this year in the draft and with several of their positions of need being ones that have a lot of depth in this year’s draft class, it wouldn’t hurt a lot of feelings if they were to trade down several spots in the first round if it meant picking up an additional second or third round draft pick.
It’s impossible to predict trades, but as of right now, the 15th overall pick this year doesn’t seem to hold much value. Of course while several teams might be looking to move down in the first round, there’s bound to be one or two teams willing to move up if the price is right.
Colbert is currently in Orlando, FL preparring for the NFL owners’ meetings that get underway on Monday.