Many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers often make a very understandable mistake when they discuss the 2013 NFL Draft. More often than not, I hear people say “I can’t believe the Steelers traded a third-round pick for Landry Jones!”
The Steelers did in fact trade a third-round pick but it wasn’t for Jones. They made the trade with Cleveland to move up and grab safety Shamarko Thomas. Jones was drafted with their original pick in the fourth round.
Regardless of how things went down, I believe the Steelers will regret losing that third round draft pick in this year’s draft. With such a deep pool of talent this year, especially in areas where the Steelers need help, not having a selection in the third round will hurt.
Moving up to get a safety they coveted wasn’t the problem. If you see a guy you want and have a chance to go get him then you do it. My issue is that following that selection up with such a useless, unnecessary pick is what grinds my gears.
The argument is that the Steelers ...