formul8or Posted April 14, 2008 Share Posted April 14, 2008 http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburgh...s/s_535828.htmlTribune-Review Steelers writer Scott Brown answers your questions about the Pittsburgh Steelers. Read older questions in the archives. Q: This draft seems to be deep in overall talent. I am concerned that the Steelers will reach with their first-round pick. Trading down might not be a bad idea. Atlanta has two second-round picks, numbers 37 and 48 overall. Trading the No. 23 overall pick for numbers 37 and 48 might makes sense strategically and financially. Would Atlanta be giving up too much? -- Randy Kowalczyk of Mount Laurel, N.J. A: Randy, That's an interesting scenario, and if the Steelers want to move down in the draft and pick up an extra choice or two Atlanta would be a logical trading partner because of the two picks it has in the second round. Also, if the Falcons don't take Boston College's Matt Ryan with the third overall pick of the draft, they might consider trading into the bottom part of the first round to select their quarterback of the future. Consider that in two of the last three drafts teams have done just that with the Redskins swinging a deal with the Broncos for the 25th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft so they could take Jason Campbell. Last year, of course, the Browns rescued Brady Quinn from his free fall when they made a draft-day deal with the Cowboys and took the former Notre Dame star with the 22nd overall pick. The Browns gave the Cowboys their second-round pick last year and their first-round selection this year. Essentially, they gave up a first-round pick so they could move up 14 spots in last year's draft and take Quinn. It's not out of the question that the Falcons might also be willing pay a hefty price to get a late first-round pick if a quarterback they really like -- Louisville's Brian Brohm perhaps? -- is still available and they don't he'll make it to them in the second round. If the Steelers are in a position to make such a deal I think they'd have to seriously consider it unless they really like what they have to choose from with the 23rd overall pick. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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