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2010 NFL Draft: Should the Steelers Consider Selecting Dez Bryant?

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 30:   Wide Receiver Dez Bryant  #1 of the Oklahoma State University Cowboys jumps up to catch the ball as Free Safety T.J. Ward #2 of the University of Oregon Ducks breaks up the pass during the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium on December 30, 2008 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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David KlinglerCorrespondent IApril 12, 2010

The shocking news of Santonio Holmes' trade to the New York Jets is barely a few hours old. Wow. I still have trouble wrapping my brain around it.

Heading into the draft, the Steeler's plan may have to be altered slightly.

They do have options.

Mike Wallace may be forced into the starting lineup sooner than originally planned, but all indications are he is more than capable.

Free agency brought the likes of Antwaan Randle El and Arnaz Battle into the mix. Randle El said he planned on being the slot receiver and looks to be true.

Then let's not forget about Limas Sweed, who has yet to live up to his second round potential, but may just factor into things if his personal issues clear up.

Which brings me back to the draft.

In light of recent events, should the Steelers consider going after arguably the draft's best available receiver in Dez Bryant from Oklahoma State?

Bryant has character issues as well, which means Pittsburgh could potentially bring in the same type of troubled player they just got rid of in Holmes.

There is no denying Bryant's tremendous ability. Some sources indicate he is the best receiver to come out of college in the last three years.

Would it be worth it for a team to move up in the draft to acquire Bryant when it has other areas of need to address?

That's the big question ultimately the Steelers have to ask themselves.

It may be worth the risk to keep their $100 million dollar franchise quarterback happy.

Things just keep getting more interesting.

The draft can't get here soon enough.

 

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