Found April 25, 2012 on Bleed Black & Gold:

I look for the Steelers to move around a good bit in this draft.  Kevin Colbert made known in the Steelers pre draft press conference that this is not a strong draft.  There were only 7-10 surefire picks in his mind.  There also were not many guys who could make an impact on this team.  Most of the later guys were practice squad guys.

So if none of these guys really are going to make the team the Steelers could be looking to move around in the draft and pick up the guys that they want.  Even if it costs them some later picks.  There is no point in wasting picks on practice squad guys if you can move up and get an impact player in the earlier rounds.

The Steelers also have 3 7th round comp picks to fall back on.  If they trade away their 5th, 6th or 7th round picks they still can build depth with those 3 picks.  They are untradeable picks.  The Steelers have to make them.  The Steelers have the ability to move around this year.   They can still make 7 picks even if they trade some earlier ones away.  The team is in a good position to make some moves.  From the sounds of Colbert at the press conference they seem interested in doing so.

This is not something we normally see from the Steelers.  They stick to their board and make the pick that they want to make.  With the lack of talent and the inability of some of these rookies to make an impact that may change this year.  I am not sure if it will happen Thursday but I am looking at Friday and Saturday for the Steelers to wheel and deal.


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