Steelers GM: Team May Trade Down, Not Up

Kevin Colbert

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said back in March that the general feel around the league in this year’s draft is to trade down rather than up. With the draft this Thursday, he’s sticking to that thought when it comes to his team.

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Colbert said Pittsburgh will not be looking to trade up in the draft when it comes around.

“We won’t be trading up because we can’t,” Colbert said. “We can still trade down and, with the depth of the draft, that’s a real possibility. Or, at least, it’s an option that’s available to us.”

They’re lacking if they want to trade up. They don’t have the third-round pick to trade after moving up in last year’s draft.