The final days before the 2014 NFL Draft are upon us and the rumors will be swirling at a rapid rate until Round 1 at Radio City Music Hall on Thursday. While a number of teams will be tabbed as candidates to trade up, the Pittsburgh Steelers have said they have no plans to do so.
According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the media that the Steelers will not be looking to trade up but he did not rule out a move down.
“We won’t be trading up because we can’t,” Colbert said. “We can still trade down and, with the depth of the draft, that’s a real possibility. Or, at least, it’s an option that’s available to us.
“The player that is going to be available to us at 15, in years past, you may have had to been picking at seven or maybe eight to get the same quality of a player. There are easily 15 players available that we will be very happy with if we are able to pick them”
The Steelers could use help along the offensive line, in the defensive backfield and another option at wide receiver.
At pick No. 15, there is a good chance the team will be able to target a player and watch him fall into their laps, so a trade up would not be necessary.