Do you like post-draft rumors? If so, you’ll love this one that I’m not buying.
According to Walter Football, the Pittsburgh Steelers were apparently attempting to pull of a draft-day trade that would’ve enabled them to select Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes.
Waynes was drafted 11th overall by the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night so the Steelers probably would’ve had to jump up 12 spots in order to draft the top-rated cornerback. If you look at what the Steelers would’ve had to give up, according to the trade value chart, you can clearly see why I believe that Charlie Campbell is fabricating this story.
If the Steelers were going to trade up for a cornerback, it would’ve made more sense to trade up for Washington’s Marcus Peters or Wake Forest product Kevin Johnson.
Kevin Colbert has somewhat admitted that they considered trading up for linebacker Bud Dupree, who they eventually drafted with the 22nd overall selection.
The Steelers wound up getting a cornerback in round-two when they selected Mississippi’s Senquez Golson. They also added Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant in the fourth-round.