Re: Hunt for three key draftees heats up for Steelers
Here's an interesting situation:
Say you're sitting on the board at 17 and Jacksonville calls you. This is what they offer:
17th Overall Selection
47th Overall Selection
2014 5th Round Pick
2014 First Round Pick
33rd Overall Selection
2014 Second Round Pick
2014 Fourth Round Pick
Do you take it? Now, bear in mind, there's a very good chance that Jacksonville ends up with at least the third overall selection with the potential to be selecting first overall which means Jadeveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater, should we choose to go the Quarterback route. Now, "Johnny Football" is eligible for next years draft and you know teams are going to want to trade up for a Heisman winner. You're looking at the potential for multiple first and second round picks in that situation. If I'm in that situation, I can't say the words "done deal" fast enough.
There are a couple of drawbacks, though. For starters, we're out of the Vaccaro and Mingo sweepstakes. Next, we're probably out of the Cornelius Carradine sweepstakes at that point, too. We wouldn't have an extra second round pick in this years draft but would be stockpiling them for next year.
I say the pro's outweigh the con's. But hey, I'm just bored.