2011 NFL Draft: Analyzing the Steelers Trade Down Possibilities

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2011 NFL Draft: Analyzing the Steelers Trade Down Possibilities
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Last week, I wrote an article making my case for the Steelers to trade down in the 2011 NFL Draft. That article had a very strong response from Steeler fans all sharing the same belief. So it had me thinking about the different trade possibilities for the Steelers.

The article I wrote last week came on the heels of multiple rumors that quarterback needy teams would try and trade down in to the end of the first round to select a quarterback and that the Steelers should try to be one of those teams.

In this piece, I will look at all the quarterback needy teams rumored to be trying to trade in to late round one. I used the NFL Trade Value Chart to determine which picks were necessary to match the value of the No. 31 overall selection.

Just for added measure, we will look at all the possibilities and then determine which rookies could be selected with the additional draft picks. You will also be able to see the likelihood of each trade as well.

Considering it has been 44 straight years since the Steelers didn’t have a first round pick, all of the cases are unlikely. But anything can happen on draft day…

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